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thefoxboy 
"Four your eyes only."

Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne, Australia

Posted - 21/07/2010 :  06:10:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ChocolateLady

Okay, so wanting free delivery has set me back - mine will only be shipped after October 10th! BWAHHHHHHHH!



I notified book depository that amazon already have it in stock.

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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 22/07/2010 :  15:54:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unfortunately Amazon.ca says my order won't be shipped until Aug. 20.
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ChocolateLady 
"500 Chocolate Delights"

Israel

Posted - 22/07/2010 :  16:52:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HURRAY!

quote:
Dear Davida Chazan,

I am pleased to let you know that we have just received notification that your pre-ordered book has been made available by the publisher.
Order number: BDG-991-9272037129
Book title Quantity
Four Word Film Reviews 1

This book will be dispatched to you in the next few days. Should you wish to track your order, you can do so by following the link below:
www.bookdepository.co.uk/track

Thank you for pre-ordering your book with The Book Depository.

Thanks again for your order,
Kieron

Kieron Smith
The Book Depository Ltd.
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Cheese_Ed 
"The Provolone Ranger"

Guernsey

Posted - 22/07/2010 :  22:53:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

My copy has arrived and been personalized.

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Cheese_Ed 
"The Provolone Ranger"

Guernsey

Posted - 22/07/2010 :  23:22:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by randall

I caught my first editorial miscue. Somebody -- either the titular [huh huh, he said "tit"] editors or a downstream copyeditor -- ruined my review of LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST. Look it up, boys. At least nobody knows it was I who wrote it.



Just found one of mine edited as well:

The Number 23 - went from 'Dumb and Number.' to 'Carrey: Dumb and Number.'

Don't know that either of these changes ruin the review, but they certainly aren't improvements so it is kind of annoying.
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Sludge 
"Carpet Diem, Dude."

United States

Posted - 22/07/2010 :  23:30:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cheese_Ed


My copy has arrived and been personalized.





Guess I picked the wrong handle for book personalization.

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Chris C 
"Four words, never backwards."

Posted - 22/07/2010 :  23:41:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Woohoo. I just spotted one of my reviews on the Amazon preview pages.

I shall be ordering my copy this weekend for delivery towards the end of August, along witha bunch of other stuff (for my birthday).

Does anybody know what this book has to say about us?
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benj clews 
"...."

United Kingdom

Posted - 22/07/2010 :  23:53:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cheese_Ed

quote:
Originally posted by randall

I caught my first editorial miscue. Somebody -- either the titular [huh huh, he said "tit"] editors or a downstream copyeditor -- ruined my review of LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST. Look it up, boys. At least nobody knows it was I who wrote it.



Just found one of mine edited as well:

The Number 23 - went from 'Dumb and Number.' to 'Carrey: Dumb and Number.'

Don't know that either of these changes ruin the review, but they certainly aren't improvements so it is kind of annoying.



I can explain this one at least. If I recall correctly, 3 word reviews were upped to 4 words so they were in keeping with the book's whole 4 word premise. The intention certainly isn't to try and butcher the reviews (and absolutely isn't some misguided attempt to somehow improve them) merely to minimise reader confusion. Sincere apologies to anyone's reviews that might be affected :(
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Sean 
"Necrosphenisciform anthropophagist."

New Zealand

Posted - 23/07/2010 :  00:19:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by benj clews

quote:
Originally posted by Cheese_Ed

quote:
Originally posted by randall

I caught my first editorial miscue. Somebody -- either the titular [huh huh, he said "tit"] editors or a downstream copyeditor -- ruined my review of LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST. Look it up, boys. At least nobody knows it was I who wrote it.



Just found one of mine edited as well:

The Number 23 - went from 'Dumb and Number.' to 'Carrey: Dumb and Number.'

Don't know that either of these changes ruin the review, but they certainly aren't improvements so it is kind of annoying.



I can explain this one at least. If I recall correctly, 3 word reviews were upped to 4 words so they were in keeping with the book's whole 4 word premise. The intention certainly isn't to try and butcher the reviews (and absolutely isn't some misguided attempt to somehow improve them) merely to minimise reader confusion. Sincere apologies to anyone's reviews that might be affected :(

There's some logic in that. Some readers might wonder why three-word film reviews are in a book entitled "Four Word Film Reviews".
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Cheese_Ed 
"The Provolone Ranger"

Guernsey

Posted - 23/07/2010 :  02:43:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Seán

quote:
Originally posted by benj clews

quote:
Originally posted by Cheese_Ed

quote:
Originally posted by randall

I caught my first editorial miscue. Somebody -- either the titular [huh huh, he said "tit"] editors or a downstream copyeditor -- ruined my review of LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST. Look it up, boys. At least nobody knows it was I who wrote it.



Just found one of mine edited as well:

The Number 23 - went from 'Dumb and Number.' to 'Carrey: Dumb and Number.'

Don't know that either of these changes ruin the review, but they certainly aren't improvements so it is kind of annoying.



I can explain this one at least. If I recall correctly, 3 word reviews were upped to 4 words so they were in keeping with the book's whole 4 word premise. The intention certainly isn't to try and butcher the reviews (and absolutely isn't some misguided attempt to somehow improve them) merely to minimise reader confusion. Sincere apologies to anyone's reviews that might be affected :(

There's some logic in that. Some readers might wonder why three-word film reviews are in a book entitled "Four Word Film Reviews".



I don't know. Four words or less seems like a pretty simple disclaimer to add to the beginning.

Maybe I'm just a little disappointed at the moment because my high art was retouched (or maybe I am this big an arse), but technically I did agree to have my reviews published, not my reviews plus 1 to 3 words as needed.

And there are LOADS of 1, 2 and 3 word reviews that got published in there, presumably, unaltered.

There, I said it, forgive me, send the pies.

Edited by - Cheese_Ed on 23/07/2010 02:44:15
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Sean 
"Necrosphenisciform anthropophagist."

New Zealand

Posted - 23/07/2010 :  03:04:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cheese_Ed
And there are LOADS of 1, 2 and 3 word reviews that got published in there, presumably, unaltered.

Hmmm, that's a bit weird then.
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bife 
"Winners never quit ... fwfr ... "

Singapore

Posted - 23/07/2010 :  03:25:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally from an email from amazon


Hello from Amazon.com.

We are writing about the order you placed on July 20 2010 (Order# xxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxxxx). The item(s) listed below will actually ship sooner than we originally expected:

Benj Clews, Michael Onesi "Four Word Film Reviews"
Previous estimated arrival date: July 30 2010 - August 06 2010
New estimated arrival date: July 29 2010 - July 30 2010




10 copies by next week

Pretty sure I'll need another batch at christmas (stuff having them signed by benj and yukon - I'M GOING TO AUTOGRAPH THE LOT OF THEM!!! To mum and dad, happy christmas, signed "bife" )
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Sludge 
"Carpet Diem, Dude."

United States

Posted - 23/07/2010 :  06:30:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Seán

quote:
Originally posted by Cheese_Ed
And there are LOADS of 1, 2 and 3 word reviews that got published in there, presumably, unaltered.

Hmmm, that's a bit weird then.



Icy, Icy Dead People?
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Sean 
"Necrosphenisciform anthropophagist."

New Zealand

Posted - 23/07/2010 :  06:54:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sludge

quote:
Originally posted by Seán

quote:
Originally posted by Cheese_Ed
And there are LOADS of 1, 2 and 3 word reviews that got published in there, presumably, unaltered.

Hmmm, that's a bit weird then.



Icy, Icy Dead People?

Or slip in a five-worder:- I see icy dead people.
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ChocolateLady 
"500 Chocolate Delights"

Israel

Posted - 23/07/2010 :  07:19:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chris C

Woohoo. I just spotted one of my reviews on the Amazon preview pages.

I shall be ordering my copy this weekend for delivery towards the end of August, along witha bunch of other stuff (for my birthday).

Does anybody know what this book has to say about us?



Funny. The UK site has almost nothing about the book. But the American site's product description talks almost only about us. What is really curious is this:

quote:
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.


So, this is a new "Publisher's Clearing House" or "Book of the Month Club" type of thing?
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