We love our readers, and we love what they say just as much. Here are a few gems from last week.
DRUNK HULK LIKE BIG BOOKS!
AND DRUNK HULK CAN NO LIE!
YOU OTHER BROTHERS CAN NO DENY!
THAT WHEN BOOK WALK IN WITH ITTY BITTY SPINE!
AND SMALL COVER IN YOU FACE!
YOU GET BUMMED!
By Drunk Hulk on Every Book I Read Needs to be at Least 50 Pages Shorter
The themes of the Harry Potter books themselves grew increasingly more adult/older teen oriented as the series continued, and I think we can all agree that the writing style of the 7th book was comparatively much more sophisticated to that of the first. In other words, considering Rowling’s truly amazing imagination as well as her ability to craft an intensely plot-driven story and successfully carry it off for seven books, I count myself definitely interested in seeing what she thinks she has to offer an adult audience. Since I was one of the many children enchanted by her work, reading her new book will certainly prove to be an experience that brings more than a few chapters of my reading life full-circle.
By Victoria on Friday Forum: Will You Read J. K. Rowling’s “Adult” Novel?
I was creeped out by The Cat in the Hat. Why did he think he could come in and mess up their house?! I also didn’t like Where the Wild Things Are because Max was kind of a dick to the Wild Things. Who comes in and declares themselves king? A little jerk, that’s who!
By anniecm on The Kid Lit Creep Factor
Spoken like someone with no kids. Love Dahl, but it’s difficult enough on this side of the bedtime story–without my daughter plotting to kill me.
By Rubes on The Roald Dahl Survival Guide for Kids
I’d be lying if I said they didn’t influence me (particularly, like Greg said, if certain authors were involved). Still, I can’t help but hear the machinery clanking behind blurbs. I begin suspecting contractual obligations of authors in the same publishing house. Or maybe Jhumpa Lahiri just backed into this author’s car. Blurbs are serious business, so one can afford to be cynical.
By Doug on When Blurbs Attack, Part 1