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2-23-2010 @ 2:20PM
Clearly you were prepared to dislike the book before even reading it. Weren't there any qualified reviewers available?
2-23-2010 @ 2:30PM
I figure most of the writers on this site have come into contact with Knaack’s writing at some point, so it’s hard to find someone who is a clean slate to his work. Which would you rather have reviewing this, one of the readers who adored Knaack’s writing or one of them who hated it? I guess there’s a middle-ground out there somehow, but there’s hardly enough people who feel merely ambiguous about his writing. Knaack’s either a hit or miss with most WoW readers.I felt this was a pretty even-handed review. Alex stated his opinion, but not before he stressed there’s something in the book for people to enjoy, and that while he may not enjoy it, other readers (especially Knaack fans) will find an interesting read.
2-23-2010 @ 2:37PM
I've read a lot of Knaak's work. Some is pretty weak. However, I keep an open mind.I personally don't want every book to be about freaking Thrall and The Power of the Horde, unlike the pathetic fanboys hanging around this site. Our toons are the minor players of the world; Knaak writes in "our" sphere of influence, meeting the major NPCs but never really interacting with them beyond that.I find it refreshing. But go on, downvote me some more if it makes you feel cool.
2-23-2010 @ 2:47PM
Oh please. This is a good review.Knaak is a hack. Night of the Dragon is among the worst books I've ever read. If you wanted to see someone predisposed to hating it do a review, give me a copy. I'll have it ripped to shreds by page 6.Knaak is not a very good author. That might be hard for a fanboy to accept, but it's the truth.
2-23-2010 @ 2:52PM
Sorry, I must have hit you right between the eyes with that Horde comment, eh?It's ok, someday you'll grow up and stop doodling skull faces on your notebooks.
2-23-2010 @ 3:10PM
"Alex Ziebart clearly pointed the parts that were refreshing, the parts that were lengthy, and both some good and some bad about the novel. The review was clear, well-written, with a simple conclusion. You may believe otherwise, but calling him unqualified about it gets you downvoted because it simply is rude and unnecessary."That's what I wanted to write, but the more you say, the less you sound like you're trying to make a point, and the more you sound like you're just trying to be rude, so I'll just tell you to stop being a little tit and go take a hike, or to actually start discussing civilizedly.
2-23-2010 @ 3:38PM
Hey, at least wipe your hands before downvoting me. I know what you all are doing with those pictures of Sylvanas.
2-23-2010 @ 9:05PM
"Our toons are the minor players of the world; Knaak writes in "our" sphere of influence, meeting the major NPCs but never really interacting with them beyond that."I would probably like Knaak's work if he really did write in "our" sphere of influence. His original characters are not sharing the same stage as our player characters. They share the stage with the existing major lore characters, and almost always eclipse them. Essentially, he tries to create new major lore characters, rather than focusing on the existing ones, and if the number of his creations with models in the game and roles to play are any indication, it works. We have enough damn characters in this game, some of whom are immensely powerful and even lead factions, but only give one or two quests and then fall off the face of Azeroth for all intents and purposes. Knaak's characters usually step in to fill what he appears to think is a void that the current lore characters can't handle, which is also incredibly annoying. It has nothing to do with Horde/Alliance factionism and everything to do with not liking the way he writes, and the only one here who sounds like an overzealous faction fanwhatsit is you.
2-24-2010 @ 1:13AM
Nah, it's just RPJ back trolling again ;)
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