- Anti-shurtugal Further Discussion on Bad Books
- Battlefield Earth Spork Covering L. Ron’s second largest waste of pulp
- Conjugalfelicity More Sporking
- Eye of Argon MST3K A riff on a terrible short from the seventies
- ImpishIdea Sporkings and Essays on Writing
- Kris Norge's Essays An in depth looks at tactics in a few series including the Eragon series.
- Mission Earth Recaps A series I’ve read and laughed at myself.
- Rejecter Blog A semi inactive blog about Query letters.
- Slushpile Hell Query letters from an Agent’s perspective.
- Snark Squad One of the best Fity Shades sporks in my opinion. They also do some TV shows and various other books.
- Verprose A far more comprehensive list of sporks than my little link bar
Monthly Archives: June 2010
Host Chapter Thirty Nine
Another question for you Otis, are you now or have you ever been a communist. Oh wait. She’s not Oppenheimer and I’m not Joe McCarthy. No I’m much meaner and no amount of loyalty pledges or flag waving could appease … Continue reading
Posted in Host, Recap Tagged Gaining skills as the plot demands, Too dumb to live 5 Comments
Host Chapter Thirty Eight
Another question comes up like the sticky issue in peace talks between Israel and Palestine. You know how some authors give their evil characters a trait, either personality or physically a la Bond villain, to make sure we’re aware that … Continue reading
Posted in Host, Recap Tagged Go go gadget squick, Too dumb to live 7 Comments
Host Chapter Thirty Six
So I have a better question this time. Why is it that the only painkiller that features in any of Otis’s work is morphine? Nobody ever gets anything like oxycodone or even hydrocodone compounds it’s always straight to the morphine … Continue reading
Posted in Host, Recap Tagged Dumb as a box of hammers, Redundant Bureau of Redundancy 6 Comments
Host Chapter Thirty Five
On a decidedly semi-related note to Host, the new ‘movie’ opens this weekend. You know, the movie which shall not be named here. Between that and the further Otis novels and Host movie I feel like I am staring down … Continue reading
Posted in Host, Recap Tagged A bestseller you say, Plot roundabout 8 Comments
Host Chapter Thirty Four
I have another question for Otis, I almost always manage that. Why did HK go looking for Eve with a helicopter? Better yet, why do the aliens use human technology to get around? Otis makes such a big deal about … Continue reading
Posted in Host, Recap Tagged Hurrah for opiates, Out like a light Leave a comment
Host Chapter Thirty Three
So over thirty chapters in and Otis has finally decided that something has to happen. I have a feeling this was added after a conversation with the editor, one of many that she has. ‘Uh, I hate to ask this … Continue reading
Posted in Host, Recap Tagged On thin ice, Too dumb to live 6 Comments
Host Chapter Thirty Two
As I usually start these off with pertinent questions relating to the last chapter I thought I keep true to form. Today’s niggling question is the helicopter, why? Why, after weeks of absence, would HK finally get together the opportunity … Continue reading
Posted in Host, Recap Tagged Perfectly useless, Serendipitous Happenings 3 Comments
Host Chapter Thirty One
Voltaire once said ‘The secret to being a bore is to tell everything.’ Well, he didn’t exactly say that, that was in English. I’m pretty sure he said it in French but I don’t know how to say that in … Continue reading
Posted in Host, Recap Tagged Call her cold lips, Too dumb to live 2 Comments
Host Chapter Thirty
This chapter is called abbreviated. I imagine that was one of the few ways Otis conceded to her editor that yes she wouldn’t make the book as long as she possibly could. ‘Well I suppose I could refer to a … Continue reading
Posted in Host, Recap Tagged A bestseller you say, Martydom all around 5 Comments