Originally Posted by Vladd67
I suppose all authors put a part of themselves into their work even if it is their love for the genre and a sense of humour. However some authors such as Goodkind can become a little preachy when they insist on their characters drumming home the authors views. Of course some authors such as Heinlein put forward different views and it is sometimes hard to say what was their point of view and what was a parody.
You suppose, Vladd?
Writing, like drawing and music, is an art, and art is a reflection of the personality and mind of its creator. There's a few authors and books I've come across when I wondered, what is up with this?
Dean Koontz is actually a good example of this, especially if you've read a book like The Bad Place. I wasn't able to get through that one, I was so disgusted with it. And even in his mild Odd Thomas novels, at least the first one, there's a slight hint at necrophilia. (I won't tell where, suffice it to say that grief can cause some strange forms of madness.)
It just comes in as what is acceptable to polite society and what isn't. Writing can be a way to enact and control one's fantasies where other avenues are closed. Or, it can be a way to show one's disgust at such activities as well. It just all comes from how strongly which side is written.