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I am very annoyed with Paolini
« on: May 14, 2009, 07:56:33 AM »
So, I was at the book store today and I saw a thing with the Inheritance Cycle books displayed.  Thinking that maybe it was something to do with an announcement for the next book, I asked the clerk about it, she said she knew nothing.  I get home and decide to check his site.  His site hasn't been updated since NOVEMBER 2008! 

Now, I'm not a fan of his writing, but he is an amazing story-teller.  I love the story and the characters.  They are just extremely likable. 

I disliked the fact that there was a 3 year (or something like that) gap between Eldest and Brisingr.  The fact that his site doesn't even really mention the fourth book, other than to announce that there was a fake Facebook page about a title and cover-art.

How does he expect his fans to even WANT to read his books if he does absolutely nothing to communicate with them?  It's extremely irritating. [/rant]
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Re: I am very annoyed with Paolini
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 08:33:44 AM »
I totally agree with you I too am waiting for the next Inheritance book and hate that there is absolutely no word on what is happening with it.  I have the same problem with Elizabeth Haydon and her War of the Known World books.  Not a word about when it will be out or even if she's writing it yet and her website has been shut down. 

Arghh it's so annoying.   That's why I admire writer's like Brandon who keep their fans in the loop so to speak about what's happening with their books.
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Re: I am very annoyed with Paolini
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 02:32:13 PM »
I agree Brandon really spoils us in this regard, it's the same way with Melaine Rawn. She started a trilogy and never finished it, next thing I see is a book with her name on it in the store and it's NOT the last book (Capital's Tower) of her trilogy she promised but a NEW one all together.
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Re: I am very annoyed with Paolini
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 08:12:37 PM »
I totally agree with you I too am waiting for the next Inheritance book and hate that there is absolutely no word on what is happening with it.  I have the same problem with Elizabeth Haydon and her War of the Known World books.  Not a word about when it will be out or even if she's writing it yet and her website has been shut down. 

LOL, I was just complaining to Silk the other day about Elizabeth Haydon. She leaves us with all of these things happening in her book, and its been years and I don't think anyone's even said if there WOULD be another book (for all I know, they just didn't sell well).

Personally, I think Elizabeth Haydon and George R. R. Martin must be dating  :D
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Re: I am very annoyed with Paolini
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 08:24:47 PM »
OMG. I completly forgot about the next book!  :o I can see what happens when nothing happens and people don't undate. Jeez. November of 2008. That was ages ago.  :-\
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 09:51:26 PM »
Since Nov. 2008 I've forgotten who Paolini is...hmm, must not have been important.
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Re: I am very annoyed with Paolini
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009, 04:17:55 AM »
Frankly I'm surprised he even got three books out.
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Re: I am very annoyed with Paolini
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2009, 10:49:20 AM »
I'm still curious if he's going to get book four out.  :-\ Well I guess the fact that he's 18-20 he's finishing school so maybe he'll start writing again.  ???
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Re: I am very annoyed with Paolini
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2009, 02:04:57 PM »
Not really. His bio says that he was born in 1983, that would peg him as post-college.  Perhaps his college life just took over for a while. Pure speculation on my part!

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Re: I am very annoyed with Paolini
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2009, 08:41:53 PM »
Oh so it's going to be another5 years? That stinks. He's good writer too.
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2009, 05:04:44 AM »
Bastille, he may be a good story teller, but he's not a good writer.  I do however, enjoy his work.
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2009, 01:22:16 PM »
Ohhh. Okay. I'm still trying to find the difference between the two.  :-\ His work is fun to read though. Even if it's highly predictable.
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Re: I am very annoyed with Paolini
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2009, 08:18:34 PM »
If I rip off Tolkien, Brooks, and Star Wars can I be a "good story-teller" too?
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Re: I am very annoyed with Paolini
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2009, 09:18:02 PM »
Yes! Do it!
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Re: I am very annoyed with Paolini
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2009, 09:29:10 PM »
I'll call it Lord of the Shannara Wars with Dragons! No one will know! MUAHAHAHAH!

And I will NEVER update my site.
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