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Amy Player combines intelligence, charisma and gall with narcissism, pathology, and bumbling incompetence. -- Salem Monthly, August 2005
Any fan of the films will want this book, as will anyone interested in the ways people fool each other. -- Salem Statesman-Journal, Oct 24, 2004
Cross dressing, faked suicides, identity theft and speaking in Hobbit...this book is one of a kind. -- Willamette Week, January 19, 2005
Cross-dressing, faked suicides, identity theft and speaking in Hobbit...this book is one of a kind. -- Willamette Week, January 2005
For anyone with deep interest in Tolkien fandom, Internet culture or underground artifacts, this book is one of a kind. -- Willamette Week, January 19, 2005
Just when you thought the sideshows surrounding the [LOTR] trilogy could not get stranger, they become truly weird. -- New Zealand Herald, Nov 7, 2004
Just when you thought the sideshows surrounding the movie trilogy could not get stranger, they become truly weird. -- The New Zealand Herald, November 2004
Not so much a "whodunnit" as a "how they dunnit," a look into the warped minds of small-time sociopaths. -- Salem Monthly, April 2005
Overall effect is marvelous. Any fan will want this book, as will anyone interested in how people fool each other. -- Dan Hays, Salem Statesman-Journal, October 24, 2004
With each succeeding chapter, I couldn't believe I was still reading this book - but I couldn't put it down. -- The Beat, July 21, 2005
A portion of the profits from the sale of this book will be used to reimburse many victims of Bit of Earth's scams.See all Editorial Reviews
This book is absolutely worth buying and reading. I had followed the story online for a while, and I wasn't sure if I wanted to bother with the book, because I didn't know if there... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jen
Wow, the events described in this book are just one huge clusterfu-- well, let's say fiasco.
I was interested to read this book for several reasons. Read more
I think the story is fascinating-- though I feel Abbey ought to be counted as a victim, lied to and manipulated. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Anne Marsh
For those that want extensive documentation, copies of legal records and such regarding Amy Player/Jordon Wood and other activity surrounding the debacle will definitely want to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lorinbaborin
Right to the ending, and admittedly I will look at the author's blog on the whole mess occasionally to see if there are any updates. Read morePublished on November 30, 2007 by Anise Morgan
I have read this book many times, just to soak it all in--the insanity of how far these two "women" were willing to go to lie, cheat, and steal their way through the LOTR fandom... Read morePublished on June 27, 2007 by Carol Klavon
Although the venue of this true story is "Lord of the Rings" fandom, the book is bootcamp for ALL trusting, good-willed folk--no matter WHAT your passion--in how con-artists... Read morePublished on September 19, 2006 by SUSAN MCBRIDE
I read this book having personally seen the beginnings of what would be become the disaster that followed Bit of Earth's so called attempt at charity. Read morePublished on April 3, 2005 by H. Mayson