by Shelt Garner
As someone who is struggling to write a mystery-thriller, the description of J.K. Rowling’s latest novel sounds fascinating. The idea that she could write a 1,000 page novel about a person that fits her description who is murdered for their views on transgender people seems pretty tough to do.
I guess it’s an example of how any publicity is good publicity. I still find why she’s in so much trouble kind of crazy. It’s a testament not to the “woke cancel culture mob” but just that the younger generations come up have dramatically different expectation about certain things than Olds. But that is to be expected. The only difference is how fast it’s all happening — there is a definite Singularity-like quickness to how things are changing in culture these days and a lot of Olds are having trouble adapting.
Also, buying a novel from such a problematic author fits into my personality of being generally ornery. I hate the idea that I am forbitten from reading something just because the Youngs have “canceled” her. I haven’t read ANYTHING else she’s written — I’m not a fan of fantasy, to say the least — and I think maybe reading such a book would be a good introduction to her writing.
Maybe. I don’t know. I just feel like being weird and buying the book to see how she manages to write that many words, essentially, about herself. It seems extremely self-indulgent.