More update on Stephen King at the National Book Awards and the whole ‘You should feel guilty for not reading John Grisham’ line. Excellent comments from Terry Teachout here and here. And the story in the Independent.
As an Arthur Machen fan, sometimes I feel like I’m getting hit from BOTH sides…or ignored, which is slightly better…One wonders if there are some unknowns lurking around who if given the same exposure would be “huge”–whether legitimately, or due to more well-placed hype.
And don’t get me started on music…
Oh ignored is much better. So peaceful.
Yes, I think it’s safe to assume there are plenty of unknowns lurking around who would be huge if given enough hype. But since there are also plenty of knowns lurking around who are huge because of hype, I’m not sure I’m very worried about it.
A rather jaundiced view, that. Sorry.