Re: Terry Pratchett lays into JK Rowling!
Well, all I have to say is neither Terry Pratchett NOR JK Rowling got me to read fantasy. It was C S Lewis Narnia books that ignited my passion and David Eddings Belgariad that continued it.
I love both Terry Pratchett and JK Rowling, and I'm sorry but I disagree with people that think of her as arrogant! SHE has actually personally replied TWICE to letters that I wrote to her, and the first time I sent her a poem that she LIKED! Sorry, I will defend Jo as I like her, and would personally love to meet her. But then I once lived not too far from where she did.
OKAY so she hasn't read any fantasy and is going on a stereotype.... I won't watch a Brad Pitt film but that doesn't stop me from commenting on him and despising him, and no one will get me to watch one of his films. I doubt TPs comments will get her to read fantasy either, and why should she?
I also see HP as more Action/Adventure than FANTASY, as it's set in this world. Come on would anyone SERIOUSLY put James Bond in the Thriller sections? NO!
I also think that TP was just joking and not jibing her at all. I think Jo is a good writer and to all those people who say how bad she is at writing I suggest YOU try writing a book, getting published, and getting people to read it? It isn't easy I know!
ALSO can you name me ONE other author that has got SUCH a huge fanbase that she has? I have tried to find David Eddings forums and can't find NONE dedicated truly to him, yet there are thousands of HP forums. Stop despising her because she's popular! She's worked HARD to get published... ANYONE who's read her life story would know THAT!
I also read a few months ago that she felt guilty buying a pair of earrings that cost £230 odd pounds because she remembered the time when she was poor, the action of an arrogant woman? I think not!
TP only has more books published because he's OLDER than her, once she gets to his age then she might have just as many. And for peoples information, she HAS got another childrens fantasy book in the making, and she has read E Nesbit, an author much like Jo but existed over a hundred years ago.
There is nothing wrong with her and what she said... besides I don't think the entire quote was said, to me it sounded like a journalist trying to shake things up! And he succeeded.