Monday, January 1, 2007

New Year -- New Tactic and Movie Review

I've got a couple of things on my mind. I haven't received any manuscripts beyond the initial four and perhaps that is because people are reluctant to send a whole manuscript to an anonymous reviewer. Therefore, I will try switching tactics (or is that strategies?). Instead of sending me a manuscript, send me a query, hook or first page. If I like what you provide, I'll request more. More like the proverbial "slush-pile" only I end up reviewing instead of selling.

Second, my kid and I went to see the new Eragon movie since we both enjoyed Eragon and Eldest. If you haven't seen it, don't bother. It stunk. The kid said it was lame and he is usually very generous with movies. The acting was pedestrian; the lead was like lead, Malcovich over acted and the actress played Arya like a mannequin. The dialog was hackneyed and reminded me of the pain inflicted on me by the new Star Wars movies. The script was hacked from the book. If you hadn't read the book, you'd be totally lost. Aren't dwarves supposed to be short? The only redeeming qualities were Saphira and Jeremy Irons who portrayed a decent Brom (even though the lines stank). I seriously doubt there will be a sequel. Mainly because the first one stinks so much but also they ripped out a major plot line that is necessary for the second book.

1 comment:

Marti said...

Are you still interested in doing reviews?

I don't write fantasy myself, but I've built a page at Squidoo that is kind of like a directory of POD resources. I will include your blog if you want folks to submit. All of the other sites listed have seen an increase in readership and submissions. (Some so many they are overwhelmed now - LOL)

Please visit:

If you'd like to be included, just drop me a line, and I will add your blog to the list.

Best wishes to you!