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(LA Times)   Woman whose novel shares the same title as recent Stephen King book appreciates the extra sales, but could do without Amazon reviewers upset it's not as good as his other works   (latimes.com) divider line 19
    More: Silly, Kings, Amazon, St Martins Press, literary magazine, ECW, small press, Joyland, For a New Novel  
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2013-10-11 06:36:50 AM  
If only they'd called it Lee Daniels "Joyland" maybe I wouldn't have bought all that Tweeter stock.
 
2013-10-11 07:29:27 AM  
It seems some people should be required to answer trivia questions about the subject at hand before they're allowed to complain. Maybe take an IQ test.
 
2013-10-11 07:33:31 AM  
How did the complainers notice? It doesn't look like they can read...
 
2013-10-11 07:44:23 AM  
I'm sure the publicity from this won't hurt. Good luck to her.
 
2013-10-11 07:57:08 AM  
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2013-10-11 08:20:47 AM  
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2013-10-11 08:30:25 AM  
She should capitalize on that mistake by re-releasing it and asking King to write either a forward or back cover / dust jacket testimonial.
 
2013-10-11 08:31:30 AM  
reminds me of when the movie crash won the academy award for best picture a few years ago.  there was another movie called crash from the 80s that apparently tons of people bought on amazon thinking it was the best picture winner.  don't these people actually look at the things they are buying online or read the description at all?

also reminds me of the saxophone player named amy lee.  that's also the name of the lead singer of evanescence, so of course 75% of the amazon reviews for the saxophone player's solo album were like "wow i love evanescence so much i didn't know she could play saxophone too!"  people are stupid.
 
2013-10-11 09:19:19 AM  

aevorea: She should capitalize on that mistake by re-releasing it and asking King to write either a forward or back cover / dust jacket testimonial.


I could see him doing that. Extra points if he addresses it to those idiots that don't konw the difference between the authors
 
2013-10-11 09:47:48 AM  
She seems to complain about the negative reviews but she published her book in 2006. Seems her book isn't exactly flying off the shelves, so she should be happy for the mistaken sales boosts.
 
2013-10-11 09:58:59 AM  

enderthexenocide: reminds me of when the movie crash won the academy award for best picture a few years ago.  there was another movie called crash from the 80s that apparently tons of people bought on amazon thinking it was the best picture winner.  don't these people actually look at the things they are buying online or read the description at all?


As someone who used to work customer serivce for an online store I can definitively say. No, no they do not.
 
2013-10-11 10:00:01 AM  
Read a whole book and leave a one star review because it wasn't by the author you thought it was, huh?

Get a brain, morans.
 
2013-10-11 10:01:08 AM  
Her novels would be better than his if she started using coke again.
 
2013-10-11 10:03:13 AM  
King's a good talespinner, but after complaining about Can Lit in the Alice Munro thread, I might actually give this Schultz lady's book a chance too.

Upon further research, Schultz is married to the dude who wrote Portable Altamont, one of the worst examples of 'look-how-clever-I-am' literature out there.  OK, the James Spader/cat thing was funny, but imagine a whole book of that crap.

\cranky these days
 
2013-10-11 10:10:50 AM  
Kurt Vonnegut wrote about a fictional SF writer named Kilgore Trout and used a section of a book Trout wrote titled "Venus on the Half Shell" in "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater." Actual SF writer Philip Jose Farmer obtained permission to write an book with the same title (incorporating the section from "Rosewater") and using the Trout pen name. First serialized in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, it was then published as a Dell paperback book. SF reviewer Richard Geis in The Alien Critic called it the best book Vonnegut had written in years, prompting an angry phone call from Vonnegut and withdrawal of permission for Farmer ever to use the Trout name again. But Geis was correct: it was better than all the recent Vonnegut books.
 
2013-10-11 11:26:15 AM  

VibroCount: Kurt Vonnegut wrote about a fictional SF writer named Kilgore Trout and used a section of a book Trout wrote titled "Venus on the Half Shell" in "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater." Actual SF writer Philip Jose Farmer obtained permission to write an book with the same title (incorporating the section from "Rosewater") and using the Trout pen name. First serialized in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, it was then published as a Dell paperback book. SF reviewer Richard Geis in The Alien Critic called it the best book Vonnegut had written in years, prompting an angry phone call from Vonnegut and withdrawal of permission for Farmer ever to use the Trout name again. But Geis was correct: it was better than all the recent Vonnegut books.


Define recent. He's been dead quite a while.

Though how he made that phone call I don't know.
 
2013-10-11 01:09:23 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: aevorea: She should capitalize on that mistake by re-releasing it and asking King to write either a forward or back cover / dust jacket testimonial.
I could see him doing that. Extra points if he addresses it to those idiots that don't konw the difference between the authors


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Yes, yes, he might do that.

In an unrelated story, I found out recently that Stephen King and I both just made 25 years sober. [wild applause]. Thank you, thank you. I couldn't have done it without years of ranting and raving on Fark.
 
2013-10-11 01:31:08 PM  

cryinoutloud: Unoriginal_Username: aevorea: She should capitalize on that mistake by re-releasing it and asking King to write either a forward or back cover / dust jacket testimonial.
I could see him doing that. Extra points if he addresses it to those idiots that don't konw the difference between the authors

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Yes, yes, he might do that.

In an unrelated story, I found out recently that Stephen King and I both just made 25 years sober. [wild applause]. Thank you, thank you. I couldn't have done it without years of ranting and raving on Fark.


Congratulations!! 25 years sober is awesome.
 
2013-10-11 02:29:14 PM  
Maybe she should take a shot at writing  The Tommyknockers. Couldn't be much worse.
 
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