Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Friends only in my head...
I stumbled across the author's website, and he seems like quite the character himself. It is a whole different element of reading and consuming books that their authors are so much more accessible now. I remember reading the Black Stallion series when I was a kid, and I wrote to Walter Farley... only to find out after the fact that he was an older gentleman and likely no longer answering fan mail (back in the stone ages we didn't have wikipedia to look this kind of information up). Now we can use social media and connect, or lurk through the net and see what has been posted. It is a good and bad thing this whole idea of celebrity and what is "out there".
Well worth a read - likely it would have been fun to have discussed at our book club last month. Maybe I can sneak in a few words or questions and see what the other folks thought of it.