Normally, it just isn’t “done” for an author to complain loudly and publicly about a review. HOWEVER, if said review is about other writers’ books? And if the reviewer goes so far to say that “I sometimes wonder how any self-respecting author of speculative fiction can find fulfillment in writing novels for young readers.” Well, then authors are inclined to get mad, and say so in public (or on the blogosphere, which is pretty much the same thing). kt literary client Matthew Cody responds:
Them’s fighting words! To say that speculative fiction writers are somehow above YA writing, is like the band geek throwing spit wads at the mathlete. Just sad.
GalleyCat links to several other commetns on the piece, as well as adding his own interpretation of the review.
What’s your opinion?