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Thanks for the kind review JK. Clint owes you a beer or 3 if you put a review on Amazon too. If you have never met him in person, I will try to arrange it next time he comes to visit. I think you would get along. I also very much enjoyed reading his book.

Also you might like to know that Clint is quite a history scholar and the, "historical," part of his historical fiction is likely all very accurate.

Posted by dagny at February 5, 2018 12:50 PM

I'd look forward to it -- the book is really very good.

I did post a review on Amazon. I don't the biz really well, but I think he needs bad (or meh) reviews. I was the 26th five-star (and people say Review Corner has grade inflation). It looks funny. He needs a couple postmodernist-deconstructionist excoriations for its lack of female warriors and a three because it doesn't have Jar-Jar Binks in it.

Posted by jk at February 5, 2018 3:48 PM

How about: "It doesn't live up to its billing at all. Not one mention of botany or ornithology! It should have been called 'The Bloody Merry!'"

Posted by johngalt at February 6, 2018 3:36 PM

That'd work! The 5.0 rating looks contrived.

Posted by jk at February 6, 2018 4:11 PM

Interesting that you note the lack of female warriors JK. I read the book rapidly, in my unable to put it down mode and enjoyed it immensely. Otherwise I wouldn't be pushing it on my friends. (I'm not so attached to my brother that I would recommend a bad book to my friends) And it was about a week later that I noticed the almost complete lack of female characters period. Even the unimaginatively named Kuro has more personality than the female characters. I do think that is somewhat of a shortcoming. I can't put a review that says so on Amazon though. Amazon has some weird software that detects family reviews and deletes them. Maybe Riza could do it? Clint tells me that one of the male characters was loosely modeled after yours truly, so that's kinda cool.

Posted by dagny at February 20, 2018 1:38 PM

The lovely bride and I scoff at married couples who share a computer or email address. Our bow to the practice is a shared Amazon account.

Bezos thinks us a single eclectic or schizophrenic person, but our reviews are merged.

Posted by jk at February 20, 2018 5:49 PM
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