"A hyena that wrote poetry on tombs."
Friedrich Nietzsche on Dante Alighieri
"An idiot child screaming in a hospital."
H.G.Wells on George Bernard Shaw
"...like a large shaggy dog just unchained scouring the beaches of the world and baying at the moon." Robert Louis Stevenson on Walt Whitman
"Filth. Nothing but obscenities."
Joseph Conrad on D.H. Lawrence
"A village explainer. Excellent if you were in a village, but if you were not, not."
Gertrude Stein on Ezra Pound
Are there any authors in todays world who loathe each other with a vengeance, like, old style? You know, none of this 'your mother wears bloomers' business, more, -boxing gloves at the ready type stuff. Back in the day, people didn't hold back on opinions; nowadays everything seems so lovey-dovey fluffy-wuffy, so very PC. I stumbled across this gem courtesy via Flavorwire, it's the ' 30 Harshest Author on Author Insults In History', try not to spill your tea whilst reading these quotes.
Insults and jokes aside, -when reviewing or critiquing each others work, how honest are we? Do we really tell our friends the naked truth, or do we offer a watered down version of what we think they'd like to hear? I'd like to think people appreciate the good old fashioned truth, possibly not as harsh at these quotes, maybe a dash of fluffiness but at the core of it, - essentially the truth, good or not so good. Ahem, the latter comes with a box of tissues and a martini. How about you, how honest are your reviews and critiques?
A/N: Hello everyone! Hope your week is coming along swimmingly. Does everyone realise its mid-July already?! Flippety flip, this year is flying by. As promised, I can announce the lucky winner of my first ever contest - celebrating the paperback release of 'Who is Mr Satoshi?' The winner of the draw is: Laura Pepper! Congrats and please enjoy Mr Satoshi!
Whats on your diary for this weekend? Mine will largely be comprised of sleeping, relaxing, writing and perhaps a film at the local picture house. Nothing too strenuous is my motto. Have a lovely one wherever you are. Talei xox