April 29th, 2008

gold shells

Not exactly whitewash

Why should I follow all the publishing/author/book trade blogs when GalleyCat does it for me? Today's issue has a good example, an item on how John Scalzi has posted some of his one-star reviews from Amazon.com, perhaps in reaction to the mad stalker.

Or maybe he's truly mature enough to understand that tastes vary and there's no such thing as universal acclaim. Or perhaps he's got an odd kick in his gallop that says, "Maybe I can make other people think it's cool to show off their bad reviews." Because that's just what happened.

Then again, maybe he's Mark Twain reincarnated. Sure reminds me of Tom Sawyer and the fence that needed whitewashing.