[DWJ] Reader question, pliz

Ehsan Roudiani es at historicalfact.com
Tue May 26 04:55:12 EDT 2009

It's the characters for me - not particularly the author unless it's  
someone who is, say, active online and I feel I 'know' them on a  
different level to most authors. For instance, Neil Gaiman's journal  
where he talks a lot about other stuff.

I hadn't thought particularly about the appeal of characters being not  
letting me down, but the not changing bit does strike a chord.  
Especially with 'comfort reading' books.


On 26 May 2009, at 09:46, sally at sallyodgers.com wrote:

> Me again, still chugging on with my Reason to Write book. I'm doing  
> a bit on adults who still read children's books for pleasure.
> About books by DWJ (or other writers, if you have other favourites...)
> Do you feel more connection/friendship with the CHARACTER(S) or with  
> the AUTHOR? I mean, do you see the characters as being offshoots of  
> their author, or do you love (say) Polly or Mig or Howl while  
> feeling nothing particular (except gratitude that she wrote books)  
> about DWJ?
> Also, would you agree/disagree with the following statement.
> Characters known in books and still loved are my friends. Part of  
> the appeal is that they will never let me down and will never change.
> Thanks a million
> Sally O from Tassie
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