Critical Linking: The Week’s Most Read Posts, August 27th – 31st

Here are the most read stories from the last week in Critical Linking…


Ben Franklin would recognize this era. From the 16th to the 19th century, pamphleteering allowed unpublished hacks like Thomas Paine to espouse their views and argue their points cheaply and individually. Pamphleteers were accused of vanity, incompetence and even sedition. But the best of them survive in the literature of the Reformation, the English Civil War and the American Revolution. In generations to come, the same may be said of a few of the Indie authors publishing today.

The more things change, the more they come to resemble colonial America.(That’s the right cliche, no?)


“I’ll go onto several forums, from the well-known forums, and post there, under my own name and under various other names and various other characters. You build this whole network of characters who talk about your books and sometimes have conversations with yourself.”

“You’re seeing a whole team of psychiatrists aren’t you?”


A comprehensive investigation into Bradbury’s life and career resulted in a report that included his resume, background and “subversive information,” which was included in the FBI’s “Communist Infiltration of the Radio-Television Industry” file.

Really, if you weren’t thought a Communist by the FBI in the 1950s, you were doing it wrong.


But, for as many books as exist, there are also any number of different reading types a book lover (or even a book hater) might demonstrate.

What kind of reader are you? If this interests you, you are the kind of reader who cares what kind of reader you are. Nerd.

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