Over at Temple Library Reviews, Harry Markov has been taking the time to review many of the Science Fiction and Fantasy blogs around the ‘net, while also putting a bit of the spotlight on the blogger through by way of an interview.

Well, it was my turn today!

When he eventually decides to post a review or the occasional interview, Aidan always gives his most and his best. As most people know reviewing isn’t an exact science, so every reviewer is unique in one way or another and what Aidan seems to specialize in is length and intellectual nitpicking. Most of the times I am not able to sit through very long reviews, ironic as it would seem that I write them relatively long, but when the proper state of mind is at hand I always leave “A Dribble of Ink” with a sense of satisfaction that I learned a lot about the essence of a book without knowing much about the plot. This is a quality that I value in a review as a reader, since I do wish to know without spoiling the surprises, and respect as a reviewer. As far as the personal treatment that Aidan hands out to his readers, a most important criteria in my list, I can say that he is moderately active at replying at reader comment. You won’t get the individual treatment, but you won’t go unnoticed either given circumstances.

You can check out the whole article (in which very nice things are said) and interview (in which much drivel is spewed) HERE.

  • Tia May 11, 2009 at 1:38 am

    Nice interview! One of the reasons I like your blog is that you don’t go on and on and on, even though you tend to write lengthy posts. The posts may be long, but they’re not boring.

  • Afront May 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Yes, great interview and I second Tia’s comment!

  • sean May 11, 2009 at 9:45 pm


    Wow, the first half that paragraph was really shaping up to be quite a backhanded compliment, but thankfully it turned out to be simply a compliment :D

    I take slight exception to his portrayal of the site, but all and all it was good. I think you should get a little more credit for interacting with your fanbase. Heck, i drop by from time-to-time, and you know who i am (even if you don’t know me personally) and i’m basically a faceless, sorta-nameless, nobody. I can’t be described as a friend, really, and if i could i’d be a bad friend :D for my delinquency.

    Plus the reviews and interviews aren’t as infrequent as he makes it sound.