I love you, Groucho Marx.
I love Stephanie Meyer too, author of The Twilight Saga, for saying this: “The thing people don't realise, God bless them, is that my books are supposed to suck.”
Literary criticism. You've got to laugh. Haven't you?
Charles Joseph Travies de Villiers
To hear back from anyone is also a wonderful illustration of how reviewing novels is hardly an exact science. Views may be opposite...
Publisher One: Your novel is quirky and different, so much so that I wouldn't know where to place it in the market.
Publisher Two: Your story felt too familiar, not quite different enough.
To me, this is oddly reassuring. To me this means that my work is dividing opinion and surely that's better than not registering on people's interest radar at all? To me, this means that there is hope.
Someone, somewhere will think that it is different,