Christopher Paolini Reads “The Eye Of Argon”

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 17, 2014
     Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art | Performance Art | Fantasy

Ah... "heroic fantasy novella" is to the literary field what "jumbo shrimp" is to gastronomy.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/17/14 at 10:03 AM
If this sounds like it was written by a sixteen year old, it is because it was. The late Jim Theis was a swell guy who went on to get his degree in journalism. The original work was a contribution to a fanzine, OSFAN, and some of the misspellings and run-on nouns likely resulted from having been typed on a mimeograph stencil in someone's spare time. Correcting mimeograph stencils is painful, nerve-wracking and messy; the unpaid typist doubtless had more earthly responsibilities. I wonder how many people could have written anything better when they were sixteen.
Posted by Eoin Riedy on 12/17/14 at 03:15 PM
And I now want to hear Jim Theis read wotsit - Edrador or whatever - which, unfortunately, is not going to happen for the obvious reason.

(By the way, kudos to the webmaster for the new, mathematical confirmation doohicky, which works even on this archaic machine.)
Posted by Richard Bos on 12/17/14 at 03:30 PM
I nominate it for an entry into the next Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.
Posted by KDP on 12/17/14 at 04:00 PM

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