August 27th, 2015


Chiz curses

I have little love for A.S Byatt, who's a bit self-regarding IMNSHO, but I never felt the need to throttle her before, even when she attacked Rowling and her adult readers for not writing or reading high quality litrachur such as is written by, oh say, A.S. Byatt. But I followed a link from someone's aggregates to her review of Pratchett's last in the Guardian. Now of course the link promised 'many spoilers', which I took for granted, but Byatt started off with the biggest honkingest spoiler of them all. Only myself to blame, no doubt, but even the comments were wailing OMG SPOILER WARNING FFS!!! Which either shows how dominant fannish thinking has become, or shows how many Pratchett fans read (or started reading) the review.

Byatt of course knows nothing of fandom and could care less. She is above such childish things, naturally.
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