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Suspension of disbelief: ur doin it wrong

November 26, 2008

So, via this Questionable Content strip, I have become aware of the Viking Time-travel series of romance novels. Yes, there really is a series of books based around a century-hopping norseman who becomes a US Navy SEAL.

What really baked my noodle, however, was the first review of this book on the Barnes and Noble site (review titled "Didn't care for this one"). Excerpt:

How attractive could these women be? They didn't bathe regularly, their clothes weren't particularly clean, they worked with sheep and I'm assuming they didn't shave their legs or their armpits. It's hard to believe not just one, but five 21st century men would want to be in very close quarters with them. It looks like the next book will be more of the same so I'll pass.

So you've got no problem with the time-travelling navy SEAL Viking bit, but you have difficulty believing that a bloke could fancy a lass with hairy armpits? Now that's quality nitpicking!

Posted by Jonah at November 26, 2008 8:39 AM