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  1. #211
    I quit reading about 3 pages in - eyes crossed, brain spinning, and totally confused about what the whole post was for...
    Has left the building.

  2. #212
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie View Post
    Just read through a lot of it and I must say some people have the patience of a saint. Cadence in particular.

    It became a lost cause a long time ago and is still one now. God only knows how this novel isn't a best seller.
    It was never a found cause. An attempt at the ultimate "gifted child" tale, but without the charm of say, "More Than Human", the cleverness of Henry Kuttner's several efforts, the sheer scary of Jerome Bixby's "It's a Good Life", or the subtlety of "Gomez". I would be not at all surprised to find this thread, almost identical in rancor and misunderstanding, at another site just as soon as it finally winds down here.
    Likely it'll end soon now that the observers have started to get all Heisenbergian on it.
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  3. #213
    It was never a found cause. An attempt at the ultimate "gifted child" tale, but without the charm of say, "More Than Human", the cleverness of Henry Kuttner's several efforts, the sheer scary of Jerome Bixby's "It's a Good Life", or the subtlety of "Gomez". I would be not at all surprised to find this thread, almost identical in rancor and misunderstanding, at another site just as soon as it finally winds down here.
    It's opened up a good exercise for me, though. Perfection is a difficult concept; as I mentioned to ET, I am going to try to write a similar story, though focusing more on the small-scale difficulties the character faces. And probably with a better outline than the hastily drawn-up one I offered at one point in the thread. Thank you for giving me this idea, ET.
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  4. #214
    Apologies (and thanks) to everyone who posted in this thread but I'm afraid it has run its course.
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