Why slam a book this much, please stop reading, talking about this book or all 3, and of course the movie. Peace, out. Move onto another book to slam (preferably 50 Shades of Grey!!!!!).
Typical. Someone who doesn't write particularly well has plenty of criticism for someone who does. Perhaps you could complete your English degree and come back when you are able to avoid awkward phrases such as "from the get-go" and use words properly (I believe you meant "flair" rather than "flare", for example).
I'm pretty sure you are not the target audience for this book if you are scribbling critiques in the margins and compiling notes on its failings, as if you are going to write a term paper. OK, so you are not impressed. But do you ever turn off your critic and read for pure fun?
So, basically, despite my efforts to not sound too much like a pompous douche-bag, people still think I'm a pompous douche-bag. That's okay. I can't say it's a criticism that's completely off the mark. It's just that these kinds of comments are rarely followed up with much of a rebuttal of any points in my review.
So, I wonder, are my reviews wrong? Did I miss something significant when I read the books? Obviously all of you, my loyal (can you be loyal after three weeks?) readers, won't be so critical, since that might hurt my feelings (hurt my feelings! Do it! I can take it! I love a good argument! Maybe I'll change my mind! Maybe I'll stop exclaiming things!).
Really, though, I don't mind criticism, even harsh criticism. And if you want to call me an arrogant bastard or a douche-bag, really, that's okay. Because you can always end your comment with "just sayin'" and a smiley face emoticon, and then I won't hold it against you.
If it strikes your fancy, you can head on over to Amazon to see which of my reviews people seem to like, and which they don't. For instance, NOBODY seems to think I know what the hell I'm talking about with Harry Potter. Do you agree? Have I just encountered 7 out of 7 enraged fanboys? Or am I just wrong about that review? Overall, I've had 29 of 54 votes for helpful reviews. Feel free to add to that percentage, one way or the other.
Here are links to each of the reviews, in "helpful vote percentage" order:
Eragon (2/2 helpful votes)
Moby-Dick (1/1 helpful votes)
Twilight (3/4 helpful votes)
The Hunger Games (5/7 helpful votes)
Wizard's First Rule (10/14 helpful votes)
The Graveyard Book (1/2 helpful votes)
Red Mars (1/2 helpful votes)
The Road (1/2 helpful votes)
A Game of Thrones (3/6 helpful votes)
The Fellowship of the Ring (1/3 helpful votes)
The Eye of the World (1/4 helpful votes)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (0/7 helpful votes)
The Sword of Shannara (no votes yet)
The Once and Future King (no votes yet)