Archive for July, 2013

LONG TIME NO SEE!

Friday, July 12th, 2013

It sure has been! Like an old Hollywood actor said, a lot of Scotch under that bridge!

OK, so I’m going to start slow after all these years and I’ll just make a couple of points.

For an author, no, excuse me, for any intelligent reader, there is hardly anything more depressing than reading the daily e-edition of Publishers Weekly, especially when book deals are concerned. Inane, puerile, dim-witted books for children and equally childish adults seem to be all the rage: tales of how a child eats, sleeps and poops; a novel about a lizard faced policeman chasing a transparallel Jean Valjean; yet another dystopic future where children are saving the remnants of civilization, so on ad nauseam. Here’s the question:

WHERE ARE THE GROWN UPS?

Can anybody tell me?