...Pat Rothfuss certainly has a few of his own as well.
Check out these idiots who have posted 'reviews' of Rothfuss's upcoming book, The Wise Man's Fear, despite the book not even being released yet. Clearly impatient at the book's delay, they've taken to posting their childish rants on amazon.co.uk:
"STILL WAITING FOR PUBLICATION EVEN THOUGH IT SAID IT WOULD BE OUT NOW, IM STARTING TO LOOSE INTEREST IN THE BOOK BECAUSE IM WAITING SO LONG. which is unfortunate cos the first one was so totally awesome."
"I read the first in this series not long after it came out, and it was my favourite book of the year, and certainly in my top 10 of all time. But... the publishers need to be sacked, as the changes in release date are stupid. Patrick Rothfuss is a great guy, friendly despite the huge influx of fans he had, and really, buy this book when it comes out so that he can afford to sack his publishers or whatever and get the third out on time and when they say they will! Peas out."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the first book if this series, and have been eagerly awaiting the next installment for far too long. I think the publishers are making a big mistake on holding back and stalling the release date of this book. I fear Patrick Rothfuss will become overlooked as a strong, accomplished fantasy writer due to the bad planning and marketing from his publishers. If any of them read this, please sort it out soon."
"Once again, Amazon appear to have got rather ahead of themselves with this book sohwing as "Usually ships in 6 to 11 days" even though it is not due for publication until April 2010 according to all other sources and Amazon's own information further down the page."
That last individual awarded the book one star, simply because she's pissed at having to wait for it to come out - honestly, it beggars belief how thick some people can be. The first person - actually, judging by the spelling in their post perhaps I should use the term neanderthal) - also gave the book one star on the basis that he's "been waiting so long" for it. What a total muppet.
My favourite though is the second post, which laughably calls for the publishers to be sacked because "changes in the release date are stupid." Right, so what are the publishers meant to do - publish an unfinished manuscript? Yet another example that some people just have no clue how publishing works...
Perhaps if these deluded individuals actually used what little intellect they have and bothered to read Rothfuss's blog, they'd find out exactly why the book has been delayed and could save us all their idiotic prattle in the first place. While admittedly most of them aren't directly attacking Rothfuss, giving his book a negative score before they've even read it is just sheer petulance.
Anyway, I've just finished reading The Name of the Wind, so expect the review to surface some time this week...