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Old 1st Nov 2014, 10:15   #441
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Nice work both, in tidying that up, sounds like it would have been a right royal nuisance. Palimpsest has been, and remains, one of my favourite places in the real or virtual world.
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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 12:15   #442
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When the zombie apocalypse comes, and the end is in sight, we should all hole up in the Sean Wright thread. It's the last place they'll come looking for us.
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Old 3rd Nov 2014, 13:04   #443
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Amner, if we can't cling to a shred of human decency, what value is there in surviving a single extra day? I'd rather it be quick.
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Old 5th Nov 2014, 10:13   #444
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Can't agree there. Although there are very few NEW posts, there's a rich vein of literary and movie criticism for us to tap into, and most of it is serious and mature, unlike most of the internet, which tends, by turns, to be either trivial or pompous. I really deplore the fact that many of our best contributors (present readers excepted) decided to plough a lone furrow with personal blogs, or to join in the international crapfest that is twitter.
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I was incredibly sceptical about book bloggers when the phenomenon started. I believed that by reviewing for free, they would naively end up becoming a wing of the publishing publicity arm. Actually loads of them have become exactly that, which is fine by me as someone struggling to get their books to readers. Uncritical reviews are just the ticket.

But I have to say I'm impressed by the Palimpsest alumni's output. It has a lot of integrity and I think JS's Asylum in particular has demonstrated how powerful book bloggers can be when supporting new writers that the press often come to late. Yes, it's a shame that they don't necessarily post here any more but I can understand why they concentrate on less collegiate channels. It's a LOT of work reviewing books and you need to build an audience to make that effective. Bulletin boards, sadly, as we know, aren't very good at building audience.
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Old 21st Jan 2016, 14:05   #446
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That was a bit of a long outage. I'd almost given up trying Palimpsest. It doesn't exactly inspire confidence...
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Indeed. I only stumbled on the revivified Palimpsest by accident, looking for summat else.
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I see we have been invaded by the Wholesale Jersey mob. If I were an admin, I could delete 'em, but...
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