I've written a number of times about the need to do real criticism when writing about books and not limit one's self just to positive responses. However, Justine Larbalestier gives the best reason I've ever seen for tossing all my arguments aside.
She says, "As usual I’m not going to mention the books that I didn’t like because I don’t want the authors to hunt me down and kill me."
And yet she fails to mention that generally authors are lousy shots. Except for Gary Paulsen, of course. Wouldn't want to cross him.
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