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  •  She taught me a lesson (3+ / 0-)
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    GussieFN, SensibleShoes, JamesRhetor

    That I can quit a series and I should have quit hers before the last book.

    Since then, I have happily quit two very famous and important series that I had been reading for years...one since 1991 and one since 1990.

    I proclaimed myself satisfied and said enough!  

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    by cfk on Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 06:43:37 PM PDT

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    •  What, with Voldy still running wild? (2+ / 0-)
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      cfk, JamesRhetor
      I thought there were three major problems with book 7, only two of which were her fault.

      One was pacing. They spent too long camping, etc.

      The second was sentimentality. The tone in the first six books was sarcastic and funny; in book 7 it was sentimental and that didn't suit the characters or the world.

      The third, which wasn't her fault, was simply that when you've got one-fourth of the world's literate population discussing and trying to figure out what it is you're going to do next, then even if you follow the Rule of 20-- they're still going to guess right.

      -9.0, -8.3 "...the number of Mexicans killed or wounded by immigration authorities rose from five in 2008 to 12 in 2009 to 17 so far this year" --AP, 6/9/2010

      by SensibleShoes on Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 06:47:44 PM PDT

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