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From the Dept. of Can't Win Them All

A Google search reveals two reviews of "Monsters Big and Small" (in Daily Science Fiction).

Diabolical Plots reached this conclusion: "It is a very rare feat when an author can write a metaphor within a metaphor. This is a very good story, one worth reading."

Prezzey.net had this to say: "Knight in Shining Armor versus Monster Lurking Under the Bed. Points are made about very adult topics, but in a quite derivative and didactic way. There’s a lot of unrealized potential in the setup…"

The Internet is a hard crowd to please ;-)

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j_cheney
Sep. 17th, 2012 11:30 am (UTC)
Yeah....reviews can be like that!
jakobdrud
Sep. 17th, 2012 11:34 am (UTC)
To be honest, I think the world is like that. To paraphrase, "One thing to please them all" doesn't really exist :-)
j_cheney
Sep. 17th, 2012 11:36 am (UTC)
If everyone liked the same thing, there would only be one writer. And that writer would probably be Dan Brown, not one of us....
bogwitch64
Sep. 17th, 2012 12:43 pm (UTC)
Where's the LIKE button?
jakobdrud
Sep. 17th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
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Here you go ;-)
jakobdrud
Sep. 17th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
Ah, not quite. On my screen, at least, it looks more like... LIKE being swallowed by a square Pacman.
jakobdrud
Sep. 17th, 2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
That would be one scary world, but you're definitely rigth.

And of course, the author in me can't help but wonder what would happen if that One Writer was murdered. Who would succeed him? Who would try to show the merit to take over--or, alternatively, who would try to please the crowd more?
j_cheney
Sep. 17th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
These days it would be solved with a truly hideous 'American Idol' type competition, with Stephen King and Stephanie Meyer as judges.
jakobdrud
Sep. 17th, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
Ah, the plot thickens ;-) Now we have the producers of the show as prime suspects, AND we'll be looking at serial killers if the show has a second season.

However, I'm tempted to look at the off-stage politicking in a story... If only I had the time.
bogwitch64
Sep. 17th, 2012 12:42 pm (UTC)
And how funny that they say pretty much the OPPOSITE of one another. That's just crazy. And very telling. It's all about the reader, not the writer.
jakobdrud
Sep. 17th, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
Java developers are lucky. Their programs always compile in the same way no matter where they run. But writers... People compile our codes, and they're all run on different soft AND hardware.
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