And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Duck and Cover Redux

Here comes the backlash. I've been listening to commentary about the "Summer of Harry."

The multi-headed beast of "She's a Hack" is coming to the fore. There are lots of comments about, "the writing." This always hits "popular" writers. One day this troll will be slain. Obviously it's not today.

Hang on, the ride is getting bumpy. I haven't checked yet, did the movie set an opening weekend record? Or close to it?

2 comments:

Camille Alexa said...

No can win.

Steve Buchheit said...

Yep. I guess as Stephen King said in "Building Bridges" (his acceptance speach for the National Book Award) that he was the token "popular writer." I think the quote was, "you can't sit back and think, 'well, that settles this popular fiction question. In another twenty years we'll award this to another writer who sells enough copies to make a living at it.'" (or something like that, quoting from memory).