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Sheff

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PostSubject: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-10, 15:41

I was sent an email regarding Amazon.co.uk's website and told me to go take a look at the revews written about my Hunter and Lightning books 'cause it would give me a giggle. If you're bored, I'd definitely suggest you take a look too. Spot the former FC member bearing a grudge!

You've got to admire somebody who can be that petty though Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-10, 15:50

Sheff wrote:
I was sent an email regarding Amazon.co.uk's website and told me to go take a look at the revews written about my Hunter and Lightning books 'cause it would give me a giggle. If you're bored, I'd definitely suggest you take a look too. Spot the former FC member bearing a grudge!

You've got to admire somebody who can be that petty though Laughing

Got a link fella? Makes it a tad easier! Ooh get her! 698488
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-10, 15:51

Had to go and have a look, he looks like a right Burke Ooh get her! 711487
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Sheff

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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-10, 15:57

Links? Whaddya think I am? Some kinda computer geek? Laughing

Nope, seriously I haven't, though I guess you could google 'em, if you're really bored! It's not that hilarious anyway but it made me and a few others smile! I mean, would you really go to all that trouble just to have a dig at someone? What a trooper!
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-10, 16:02

Just go onto Amazon.co.uk and go to books and type Tim Mclelland, then click on to the reviews of the first and second books and read the first comment.
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-10, 16:16

Here we go http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/1906537038/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 ...... I'm guessing that's the one. People never cease to amaze me with how far squabbles go and this one seems to be international now!! I do recommend the quiet life though, it's great!! Ooh get her! 711487

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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-10, 16:21

I take it you and Mr Burke do not see eye to eye.Made me laugh though if anything else.
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Sheff

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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-10, 16:35

I think international would be stretching it a bit rj but yes, I know what you mean. Actually I'm wondering what delights will be in store for the next book, it could run and run. I can see the next "review" already...

The book is a complete waste of money... and the author smells of kippers so there!
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-11, 01:14

It's quite amazing just how childish some people can be.
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Crazy world and even crazier people in it. Ooh get her! 139755
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-11, 02:20

Pheeewww i'm glad he warned us about your book, i was thinking of buying it as well.

i'm going to buy the Jaguar book with HIS photo's in instead as he seems to reccomend that one with his un-biased reviews.

i look forward to reading the books he's published.

Tim - i think you should send him a signed copy with a nice personal note.

i think his name suits him well.

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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-11, 02:33

Sheff,if you send us all complimentary copies then we'll all do nice reviews for Amazon and that will increase sales for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-11, 02:37

Definition of a critic

A person who never leaves a turn unstoned!!
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Ahh Flaps, if only I could. The Lightning book ended-up the same way as every other book I've ever done - six copies sent to me gratis and a long list of contributors who deserve a free copy. So as ever, I haven't even got a copy of my own book (again!) and I'll be buying another batch from the publisher to send-out to folks. It'd be great if they sent me a huge box full that I could give away but not much hope of that - publishers just ain't that generous. Wish they were - I might have a bank account in credit instead of an overdraft!
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-11, 03:11

Never mind,it was worth a try !
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-11, 03:16

It prompts me to ask whether you've considered running your own book review section here on FC? If you did, then the publishers would be sending you a free copy of their new books in any case Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-11, 03:35

the site does

http://fightercontrol.forumotion.com/books-f15/book-reviews-etc-t252.htm

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Sheff

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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-11, 04:11

Fair comment! I meant that maybe the FC glitterati ought to consider a specific reviews section produced by one of their team. That would be enough to warrant a free supply of books I would think!
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-11, 04:21

Might have a point there Sheff they could call it "(Name)'s Book Corner"
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-11, 04:36

I've just spent 25 mins reading all of the reviews DB has written.

I think he has given a fair opinion on several publications. And tbh he has given appraisal for Tim's first Vulcan book, which I think he actually regrets in a review of the later Vulcan publication.

For those who are aware of the history between Tim and DB, you can clearly see that there is a bit of a backlash, and as some of us are aware the love hate relationship between Tim and DB has been going on for sometime.

For those who have no idea, it would certainly get me comparing books, however the only time you are going to compare these books is by attending a bookshop with a well stocked miliary section (covered this subject before). Or by attending an airshow where there may be a slim chance of you finding these publications.

However I expect that some people are MORE surprised that DB has actually spent time in purchasing Tim's books, reading them and then posting the reviews.

I must admit that DB's review of the Canon Pixma MP980 Printer is very useful as I was comparing this model against an Epson. And will be looking at making a purchase of this or it's replacement in the future.
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-11, 04:54

Although I see your point streethawk, was it really necessary to be so Insulting in a review of Tims book.
There are better ways to put a point across.

Would it not have been better to say "After reading this book I was disappointed with the construction and have read better material which I felt gave a better presentation, I would personally favour ...'s book"

DB is entitled to his opinion but i still think he could have presented his critism better.
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DB is infamous for being a Vulcan freeloading hanger on groupie, who makes a profit selling Vulcan stuff (and donates
'a portion' of profits to VTST)' and not alot more really!

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Sheff

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Oh it doesn't bother me or the publishers at all, I just thought it was worth mentioning to FC users just for the amusement of seeing how childish folks can be! As Streehawk says, the irony is that he must have bought the damned books in order to prepare his beautifully-crafted (not) diatribes!

Damien's silly comments aside, honest criticism is a good thing as it's the only way publishers ever get any sensible feedback. So far, the only proper review I've seen of that Lightning book is by the great Denis Calvert in Combat Aircraft, and what he says is quite right really; it's a straightforward generic Lightning book (which is what it was supposed to be) let down by some rather dodgy printing quality in parts. I agree with his sentiments entirely!

I agree though that if you're buying a book, the only sensible thing to do is pick it up and look at it first. It's a very subjective business. One person's idea of a great book is another person's idea of complete rubbish, so it always depends what you want from it. I was directed to a whole page of comments about the Lightning book on a modelling site and I had to point-out that it was all very well stating that the book failed to meet this requirement or that requirement, but obviously it isn't a book for modellers, even though I tried to include as much useful material for them as I could. You can never suit everybody's tastes and the best plan is to try and steer a middle path. The more obscure and detailed subjects that get covered sometimes are generally taken-on by only small one-man publishers but you can't expect a company like Ian Allan to cater for specialised tastes - they'd go bust!

Anyway, enough already, I'm rambling again! Just think; if I'd never laughed at his "grass clipping Typhoon" claims we'd have missed all this! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Ooh get her! Ooh get her! Empty2009-09-11, 08:44

Sheff wrote:
Ahh Flaps, if only I could. The Lightning book ended-up the same way as every other book I've ever done - six copies sent to me gratis and a long list of contributors who deserve a free copy. So as ever, I haven't even got a copy of my own book (again!) and I'll be buying another batch from the publisher to send-out to folks. It'd be great if they sent me a huge box full that I could give away but not much hope of that - publishers just ain't that generous. Wish they were - I might have a bank account in credit instead of an overdraft!
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Go to Amazon.co.uk and buy your own book you freeloader Big Grin but don't forget to read Burkes review first just incase you might want to re-think about buying it Roll Eyes

Don't forget, he knows everything about everything when it comes to aviation (or so he reckons).
I remember a few choice words he has made when the FC forum was back up and running... although i can't remember the full comment, he was totally wrong of course.
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I can't believe how childish a supposed "adult" could be! Ooh get her! 345990

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