I’ll admit it, I perused my friends copy of After Dead. Glad I didn’t waste any cash on this tripe. Took less than 30 minutes to read cover to cover, even with running commentary and eye rolling. I say ‘peruse’ because that’s really all you can do with bullet points.
However, it was Charlaine Harris’ rude remark after the book dropped yesterday which set me off and my fingers flying over the keyboard. And I may or may not have let it fly without censure in my Amazon review 😉 Anyhooo….
This is Charlaine Harris’ reaction to fan disappointment and overwhelming negative criticism upon the release of After Dead via her website:
“I was pretty specific about the content of the book. And the description on Barnes and Noble and on Amazon was also very clear. I can’t feel sorry for people who don’t read the book description. ”
I can only imagine what her comment really was before it was cleaned up for the site 🙂
At least she’s consistent. This was Harris’ reaction to fan disappointment and overwhelming negative criticism upon the release of Dead Ever After via True-Blood.net:
“A lot of the hating has (subsided). There are some people who evidently have no life what so ever, that are evidently going to pursue this until they drop dead of old age, and I don’t know what to think about that. Are their lives so empty that they cannot get over a book series ending in a way they had not anticipated? The
accusations have been really vile and disgusting. I can only think that these people would not say that to my face or hope that they wouldn’t because I just think the Internet is responsible for a lot of this overly invested entitled attitude.”
Blame-ity Blame-ity Blame-ity Blamer
It’s the fans fault!
It’s the Internets fault!
Morons can’t comprehend a simple book description!
Could it be the precious ‘Coda’ didn’t really match the description? I didn’t see anything mentioning shabby Word docs and bullet points.
On the positive side…Thank fuck for all the ‘art’ in After Dead. Without all those pretty little artistic renderings of the alphabet I don’t know what I would’ve done.
Last rant. This struck too close to home. I’m reloading.
In After Dead Sarah Newlin’s fate is listed as having “contracted” Lupus while doing time in the big house. Soooooo totally fucking irresponsible for Charlaine Harris to write. And for the editor/publishers not to catch. One CAN NOT CONTRACT LUPUS! Lupus is a genetically, life-altering, potentially fatal disease and Harris implying it’s “caught” carries the risk of planting ignorant and harmful stereotypes with those unfamiliar with this disease. More evidence of incompetence and laziness with which she writes. Two seconds with Google is all it would take for her (editor, agent, publisher) to be factually accurate. Lazy. Shame on you.
And what’s the message? That a chronic and debilitating disease is perceived as proper karma for a nasty evil-doer?
Something delicious for enduring my rant 😉