- 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: April 2011
Bree Part 7
Let’s see, around a third of the way through and so far the protagonist has spent most of her time in a hole, much like the fans of this series must have spent the first third of their lives in … Continue reading
Posted in Recap, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Tagged Burst into flames!, Filthy Hoomans, Too dumb to live 2 Comments
Bree Part 6
Some of you may have noticed that these aren’t moving along, especially for those of you who might have had the misfortune of peering into the dull, migraine inducing novella that is Bree. That’s not to say I haven’t been … Continue reading
Bree Part 5
Let’s talk about Grace, shall we? No, no Ted we’re not talking about your great aunt so calm down. Nor are we talking about divine gifts from coming down from on high, a sense of propriety, a prayer or a … Continue reading
Posted in Recap, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Tagged Knowing too much, Talk talk talk, The plot thins 2 Comments
Bree Part 4
I love when Otis tries to make characters who are supposed to be, how should I put this, poor. Or, more to the point, not as well off as a stupid, English grad hippie who lives in Arizona and has … Continue reading
Posted in Recap, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Tagged Isn't this Exciting?, Sunny Days, Talk talk talk 2 Comments
Bree Part 3
Otis keeps this freight train barreling down the tracks at over a hundred miles an hour without stopping. I can see why she opted to skip chapters as that might give us time to catch our breath and she wanted … Continue reading
Posted in Recap, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Tagged Hello Darkness, Sunny Days, Too dumb to live 1 Comment
Bree Part 1
Let’s see if Otis learned anything. Oh who am I kidding? You can’t teach an old Otis new tricks. I think even Pavlov would have a hard time applying operant conditioning to her using a cattle prod. We start off … Continue reading
Posted in Recap, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner 2 Comments
Final Thoughts on Brisingr
Well, Brisingr is over and it only serves to cement one solid fact. Chris Paolini can’t write. He can’t write characters, dialogue, compelling story, fictional language, drama, tension, plausible conflict, or even just flowing prose that doesn’t initiate massive cell … Continue reading
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Brisingr Chapters 57 & 58
This is it, the last two of the book. Chris has two more opportunities to make this not suck and I have no doubt he’ll fail. Authors like Chris can be counted on to screw the pooch with such regularity … Continue reading
Posted in Brisingr, Recap Tagged End!, Not the Time, The Specter of Villainy 1 Comment
Brisingr Chapters 55 & 56
These chapters are called ‘flight’ and ‘brisingr!’ complete with exclamation point. That must mean it’s going to be exciting. Just like this book! They fly to the edge of elfland which takes a day and on the way there Eragon … Continue reading
Posted in Brisingr, Recap Tagged Battle of Incompetence, Me am hero, Not the Time 1 Comment