Thursday, May 05, 2011

“Naturally, I blamed the world for that”

I’m not a fan of Franzen. I couldn’t read The Corrections and I heard him on NPR reading a bit from Freedom and wanted to strangle him through the airwaves. So I was somewhat annoyed to read this, though there may be a point in there somewhere. But blaming the world for your poor book sales is wrong. Blame yourself. Oh, and then you write a hit book and suddenly there are readers out there! Wow.

Oh, this was actually found through a great Conversational Reading post where the conversation is, of course, ongoing. Check it out.