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originally posted by: crayzeed
a reply to: crazyewok
Thank you very much. How simple, we never even guessed that. And to tell you the truth it never even entered my head to check the actual guardian report. It's funny isn't it that The Guardian allows the word to be published but not ATS.
originally posted by: projectvxn
How was anyone able to surmise there was a gay character?
I could hardly figure out what was being described at all.
Thank the Sith Lords I never dropped any credits on this monstrosity.
"The TIE wibbles and wobbles through the air, careening drunkenly across the Myrrann rooftops - it zigzags herkily-jerkily out of sight."...
I don't like this plan. It sucks. It sucks the fumes from a broken speeder bike. It sucks the vapor from the hindquarters of a gassy eopie
Thanks, Darth Obvious. Or is it Emperor Palpable
originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: crazyewok
Speaking as a professional, I don't see anything wrong with the writing examples you quote. The prose is vivid, muscular and conveys feeling very well. The subject-matter is comic-book cliché, and the style suits it perfectly.
Speaking critically, what exactly do you dislike about the man's writing?
Anyone else who wants to have a go at this question is also welcome. Mr Brit, for example: what is it about this style of writing that makes you want a special circle of Hell to accommodate its perpetrators?
If you cant see anything wrong with that in ADULT FICTION I question your judgement.
You dont write starwars books to push the boundaries of the English language and other arty farty crap, you do it to tell a good story and please the fans.
If you compare to the quality of past starwars books like those by Timothy Zahn or Stackpole it is indeed dross
I measure the quality of the writing and the phraseology (partly by)... the writing which has been previously associated with the Star Wars franchise.
No where else in the entire history of novelised works associated with the franchise, can such sophomoric and pubescent blather be found.
I can name several authors, off the top of my head, who write better work, with greater linguistic flair and with a greater grasp of the language.
From everything I understand of the work in question, it was written as young adult/adult fiction, and yet has a style which could only hold the attention of a particularly unimpressive ten year old.
As for other science fiction writers? Frank Herbet with Dune immediately comes to mind