lokisnow Posted January 31, 2014 Author Share Posted January 31, 2014 I had to look up Priapic too, though my suspicion from context was that it was erection related. It was quoted at the end of the last thread: Esmenet had loved joking about cocks. She marvelled at the way men fussed over them, cursing, congratulating, beseeching, coaxing, commanding, even threatening them. Once she told Achamian about a deranged priest who had actually held a knife to his member, hissing, “You must listen!” After that, she said, she understood that men, far more than women, were other to themselves. He had asked her about the temple prostitutes of Gierra, who believed that despite the hundreds of men who used them, they coupled with only one, Hotos, the Priapic God. She laughed, saying, “No deity could be so inconsistent.” Bakker, R. Scott (2008-09-02). The Thousandfold Thought: The Prince of Nothing, Book Three (Kindle Locations 2775-2779). Overlook TP. Kindle Edition.The quote's actually a pretty good example of how Bakker is just phenomenally incapable of executing humor. He buries the good joke, "you must listen!" but closes the paragraph with a limpid whiff that's attempting to be a joke and failing. Incredibly ineffectual, probably a good teaching tool of how not to do it. That's interesting about amazon.co.uk. However, since the publishers are different in the UK and america for the books I want, and the American publishers haven't put the back catalog books on kindle, I think I'll decline, because I fully expect amazon would reach their grubby paws into my kindle and rip out any book not licensed for the states if I were to switch it to the UK, then switch it back to the US. They only drawback to kindles is amazon can't be trusted to leave my books alone and they'll definitely big brother anything they can. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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