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Not sure if anyone has seen these before...

Postby tanzeelat » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:57 am

Not sure if anyone's spotted these before - or even wanted to see them... They're reviews of the Legends of Dune trilogy:-

The Butlerian Jihad
The Machine Crusade
The Battle of Corrin

The reviews are both astonishing and amusing... The reviewer actually likes the first, but is then very disappointed by the 2nd and 3rd books. But, despite slagging them off, still gives them 7/10 and 6.5/10!
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:49 am

Thanks! Hadn't seen those.

I don't get the ratings, either.

(Kinda wonder what the comment that he deleted said.... :) )
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Postby GamePlayer » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:56 am

I see stuff like this all the time on the internet. The net seems rampant with reviews that don't understand the simple relationship between the written review and the number scale :)

You would think that a review that opens with "the novel disappointed on basically every level" and closes with "It is almost sacrilegious that the final chapter of the Dune saga will be written by Herbert and Anderson." would garner something at least 4 or under on a scale of 10 :) :lol:
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Postby Freakzilla » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:37 am

It had a good beat and you can dance to it.
They were destroyed because they lied pretentiously. Have no fear that my wrath
will fall upon you because of your innocent mistakes.

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Postby orald » Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:16 pm

Does it being an exceptionally good ass wiping material garner more points?
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Postby Phaedrus » Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:22 pm

It could be on a grading system, like in schools. 7/10 is ~70%, or a C, 6.5/10 is 65%, or just barely a D.
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Postby Freakzilla » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:58 pm

Phaedrus wrote:It could be on a grading system, like in schools. 7/10 is ~70%, or a C, 6.5/10 is 65%, or just barely a D.


I'd give Hunters a C... on a curve based on the rest of their Dune books.
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Postby Phaedrus » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:05 pm

That's being really generous from what I read of it. I couldn't even finish Hunters...
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