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Initial post: Jun 2, 2012 6:26:33 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 6:41:08 PM PDT
DocMMV says:
I read the negative reviews. It doesn't sound like a double standard. It sounds like a poorly written novel. Sounds like. I won't know for certain as I will not be reading it myself.

Best to you and yours.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 6:43:51 PM PDT
Lj3d says:
I don't think it should be required. But as a courtesy, I think authors of any book should provide some warning for parents in case they have children they do not want to be exposed to any controversial material that may be contained within. Years ago I wrote a graphic novel and I thought, this would probably be a "PG" rated movie, so I put my own ratings on them and based the ratings on the one in use for movies.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 8:59:45 PM PDT
The funny thing is the description of my novel read "The Book of Revelation set in a fantasy world." I had thought that the novel being based on a book of the Bible would indicate the possibility of Christian themes. I came to the conclusion that those most likely to be offended by anything Christian were also unlikely to recognize where the Book of Revelation comes from. I have since changed the description to read "The Bible's Book of Revelation set in a fantasy world." Hopefully that will lessen the drama during future reviews.

Thanks for your reply,
Bill McGrath

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 9:02:02 PM PDT
you should probably do it if there are enough pagans/heathens/ out tehre that would complain if they read your novel and didnt want any of that context in it

on the other hand it could help sales with those who are interested

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 9:04:14 PM PDT
Did you read the positive reviews? They outnumber the negative by three to one.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 9:39:59 AM PDT
DocMMV says:
That's not the way things work, bro.
I have a red bowl and a green bowl. Each contains 20 sugar cubes. However, in the red bowl, one of the cubes has been poisoned.
From which bowl would you take a sugar cube for your tea?

Posted on Jun 3, 2012 10:50:19 AM PDT
We are not talking about poisons here, something that will do physical harm to a person (although some of the reviewers seem to react to any religious content as if it were a poison). What we are talking about are novels, an entertainment product, and thus judged by a person's individual tastes. By your logic any best selling novel with even one negative review should not be read.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 11:05:39 AM PDT
DocMMV says:
Panties twisted bro?
It's not that you got negative reviews. It's what was in the negative reviews. Although I do not normally read novels (of any type), I have read two masters of fantasy (Tolkein and Donaldson). Their mastery comes from being able to create their own worlds that are unaffected (directly) by current existing worlds. Donaldson's Haru-Kai bring to mind Bruce Lee or Chuck Norris without ever referencing anything in this world that would cause one to consider Bruce Lee or Chuck Norris. Granted, Donaldson borrowed heavily from Tolkein (whether subconsciously or not), but he did a great job of it.
In the end, I still will not be reading your book. Not because of the reviews, but because I'm not interested in reading another novel.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 11:15:44 AM PDT
This is as fine as a place as any to sulk about it. Sure. Put a label on them next time. For the massive amounts of reprints.

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 4:15:33 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012 6:18:47 PM PDT
Baloney. If it was a well-written book, just because it has a Christian-type storyline,there's no reason a Pagan wouldn't read it. Other folks belief systems don't generally scare us......

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012 6:25:00 PM PDT
What is the moa forum?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012 6:31:20 PM PDT
Glad to be Gaelic wrote: Baloney. If it was a well-written book, just because it has a Christian-type storyline,there's no reason a Pagan wouldn't read it. Other folks belief systems don't generally scare us......

And yet, there seems to be a double standard in today's society, at least among the pc crowd.

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