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1 Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) -- rank: 1000
At 10:19 PM 4/4/00 -0400, Rowen wrote: >In a message dated 4/4/00 1:19:04 PM, p_richman@HOTMAIL.COM wrote: > ><<--- sdwilson <scott.wilson@uregina.ca> wrote: > > >>I expect I will read BATM again. Relative to THD, care had been taken in >>the structure and rhythm, the characters seemed suited to the setting (none >>of your extended lion-hunting capers), and the jokes were good ("What is >>the name of my loblolly boy?"). > ...
Poster's Name: Kerry Webb
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Message Date: 2000-04-05 21:07:27 UTC
2 Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) -- rank: 1000
In a message dated 4/4/00 1:19:04 PM, p_richman@HOTMAIL.COM wrote: <<--- sdwilson <scott.wilson@uregina.ca> wrote: >I expect I will read BATM again. Relative to THD, care had been taken in >the structure and rhythm, the characters seemed suited to the setting (none >of your extended lion-hunting capers), and the jokes were good ("What is >the name of my loblolly boy?"). What's so funny about "What is the name of my loblolly boy?"?>> Don't ...
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3 Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) -- rank: 1000
>--- sdwilson <scott.wilson@uregina.ca> wrote: > > >>I expect I will read BATM again. Relative to THD, care had been taken in >>the structure and rhythm, the characters seemed suited to the setting >>(none of your extended lion-hunting capers), and the jokes were good >>("What is the name of my loblolly boy?"). > > >What's so funny about "What is the name of my loblolly boy?"? Perhaps not so much funny as ironic. That ...
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Message Date: 2000-04-04 18:22:44 UTC
4 Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) -- rank: 1000
--- sdwilson <scott.wilson@uregina.ca> wrote: >I expect I will read BATM again. Relative to THD, care had been taken in >the structure and rhythm, the characters seemed suited to the setting (none >of your extended lion-hunting capers), and the jokes were good ("What is >the name of my loblolly boy?"). What's so funny about "What is the name of my loblolly boy?"? ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at ht ...
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5 Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) -- rank: 1000
I'd have to agree that BATM was a serious disappointment. The description of the mill aboard the ships is a prime example of the fairy-tale quality that the book contains. Think of the line "all hands cheerfully adjourned for the general feast," particularly the word cheerfully. This is what a lesser writer would use rather than take the trouble to describe what actually happened. One of Himself's strengths as a writer is the ability to describe the action without taking the rea ...
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Message Date: 2000-04-04 15:13:47 UTC
6 Re: Sales Figures (Was: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM)) -- rank: 1000
Don't mean to pry, thanks anyway. Dan, in Rhode Island ----- Original Message ----- From: Chui, Patricia <pchui@WWNORTON.COM> To: <PATRICKOBRIAN@NORTON2.WWNORTON.COM> Sent: Monday, April 03, 2000 2:46 PM Subject: Re: Sales Figures (Was: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM)) > Sorry.... We don't give out sales figures. That 3 million figure is more or > less accurate, though. > > Patricia Chui > W. W. Norton > > -----Original Message----- > Fro ...
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Message Date: 2000-04-03 20:53:17 UTC
7 Re: Sales Figures (Was: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM)) -- rank: 1000
Sorry.... We don't give out sales figures. That 3 million figure is more or less accurate, though. Patricia Chui W. W. Norton -----Original Message----- From: David E. Cote [mailto:dcote@STICK.MV.COM] Sent: Monday, April 03, 2000 2:28 PM To: PATRICKOBRIAN@NORTON2.WWNORTON.COM Subject: Re: Sales Figures (Was: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM)) Dan Connolly wrote: > I surmised that, David, although it may not have been evident from the > question;-). I was hoping for a number ...
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8 Re: Sales Figures (Was: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM)) -- rank: 1000
Dan Connolly wrote: > I surmised that, David, although it may not have been evident from the > question;-). I was hoping for a number, if at all possible, or a pointer to > a site for numbers. I've heard a total of 3 million volumes sold (for all > 20), which would be 150,000 per book, which is indeed selling VERY WELL. Is > this at all accurate?         It is the only figure I have heard; perhaps Ms. Chui can enlighten us?
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Message Date: 2000-04-03 18:39:45 UTC
9 Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) -- rank: 1000
>However, BATM turns out to be an almost perfect "last" volume. It is reflective, solemn in its pace, and has, despite the ending, a "dying fall" to it. I did not feel this when it first came out --- like some, it seemed to me to be a lesser effort, curiously incomplete. Now, of course, with the knowledge that it IS the last, there's a much different air about it. Something that tied up loose ends, provided a conventional "ending", would be less aesthetica ...
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10 Sales Figures (Was: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM)) -- rank: 1000
I surmised that, David, although it may not have been evident from the question;-). I was hoping for a number, if at all possible, or a pointer to a site for numbers. I've heard a total of 3 million volumes sold (for all 20), which would be 150,000 per book, which is indeed selling VERY WELL. Is this at all accurate? Dan, in Rhode Island ----- Original Message ----- From: David E. Cote <dcote@STICK.MV.COM> To: <PATRICKOBRIAN@NORTON2.WWNORTON.COM> Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2000 ...
Poster's Name: Dan Connolly
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Message Date: 2000-04-03 13:07:44 UTC
11 Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) -- rank: 1000
Dan Connolly wrote: > Does anyone have access to sales data for the Canon? What does sell like > hotcakes mean, exactly?         It means that it sells VERY WELL.
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Message Date: 2000-04-02 22:31:41 UTC
12 Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) -- rank: 1000
> From: Patrick O'Brian Main List > [mailto:PATRICKOBRIAN@NORTON2.WWNORTON.COM]On Behalf Of Dan Connolly > Sent: Monday, 3 April 2000 1:25 AM > To: PATRICKOBRIAN@NORTON2.WWNORTON.COM > Subject: Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) > > > Does anyone have access to sales data for the Canon? What does sell like > hotcakes mean, exactly? Very well. You know, like piss in tins at the Birdsville Races. All of us here would have bought a copy, simply from know ...
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Message Date: 2000-04-02 19:47:40 UTC
13 Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) -- rank: 1000
Does anyone have access to sales data for the Canon? What does sell like hotcakes mean, exactly? Dan, in Rhode Island ----- Original Message ----- From: Peter Mackay <peter.mackay@BIGPOND.COM> To: <PATRICKOBRIAN@NORTON2.WWNORTON.COM> Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2000 3:13 AM Subject: Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) > > From: Patrick O'Brian Main List > > [mailto:PATRICKOBRIAN@NORTON2.WWNORTON.COM]On Behalf Of Chris Moseley > > > There are few oth ...
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Message Date: 2000-04-02 15:24:29 UTC
14 Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) -- rank: 1000
> From: Patrick O'Brian Main List > [mailto:PATRICKOBRIAN@NORTON2.WWNORTON.COM]On Behalf Of Chris Moseley > There are few other examples as plain as this (e.g. the leave-taking on > p.86) but the general impression I received was of an author who was to > some extent going through the motions. Though to be sure, I will be happy > if I am that mentally active, if I am ever eighty-odd. I think we make allowances for Patrick, given his age. Remember too that his editor wou ...
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Message Date: 2000-04-02 07:18:26 UTC
15 Re: BATM: A Real Shock (SPOILERS for BATM) -- rank: 1000
On Sat, 1 Apr 2000, Alvin M. Revzin Ph.D. wrote: > What a shock!!! After the elegance of "The Surgeon's Mate" I found > BATM unreadable. Literally. It appeared to be a very preliminary > first draft which was rushed into print without any editing - or even > reading - by the publishers. No, or very little, of the felicity of > language that was so much a pleasure in the early books. <snippage> I read it fairly quickly, so I did not keep track of the language ...
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Message Date: 2000-04-02 04:51:44 UTC
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