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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.134.106.37
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 05:35 pm:   

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/may/10/charlaine-harris-sookie-stackhouse-t rue-blood

Charlaine Harris has been recieving death threats because of the way she chose to end the Sookie Stackhouse series of books...

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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 81.149.182.62
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 06:42 pm:   

I'd describe that more as the danger of writing formulaic nonsense for idiots, Weber.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.134.106.37
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 06:51 pm:   

There was a similar situation when Karin Slaughter killed off a central character in her Grant County novels. She received all kinds of threats and abuse.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 81.149.182.62
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 07:04 pm:   

People like that don't want literature they want cosy bedtime stories. I say again - they are idiots!
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.244.38
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 07:44 pm:   

Scary for the authors concerned though. I mean, what if we all decided we didn't like the way Ramsey had ended a story and started sending him nasty messages about it?
(I know we're not that daft, but it must be a nasty situation for an author)
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.30.199.99
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 09:35 pm:   

King's done rather well with that theme in separate novels, he's shown an author persecuted by a fan and by a discontinued pseudonym. But has he, or anyone else, had a character punish an author for the ending of a story?
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 86.24.62.55
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 09:43 pm:   

Of course, Joel. There was a famous short horror story by L.P. Hartley that did that very thing. Can you name it?
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John Llewellyn Probert (John_l_probert)
Username: John_l_probert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.154.128.124
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 09:48 pm:   

I would hope everyone on this board would be able to name it, Stevie!
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David_lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 92.22.78.49
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 - 01:25 am:   

Well, don't worry, none of you writers have to worry about death threats from me.

I wouldn't warn you I'm coming.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 86.24.62.55
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 - 04:15 am:   

Not even with a postcard? Where's the suspense in that?
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 212.219.63.206
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 - 11:56 am:   

Just read the news item. It seems that some people have a little difficulty distinguising between fantasy and reality. A bit like those long ago days when people would acutally apply for the screen jobs of some character, that left "Crossroads"!

If instant communication, in the form of blogs, twitter, and the internet in general has revealed nothing else, it has shown us what strange, sad, disturbed lives some people live!

Cheers
Terry

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