Thursday, February 5, 2009

TMI Alert!

No, not from me...but from an author? Here's this week's question, and it's a good one:

Too Much Information? February 5, 2009
Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:36 am

Suggested by Simon Thomas:

Have you ever been put off an author’s books after reading a biography of them? Or the reverse - a biography has made you love an author more?

I don't generally read biographies of authors -- the Motley Crue and Danny Bonaduce biographies are more my bag -- but sometimes reading about them can tarnish things a bit for me. It's always a disappointment to learn that the characters you thought an author created out of his or her own imagination are just thinly veiled versions of themselves, over and over. Me at fourteen. Me if I'd continued with my biology degree. Just Me, with a different name, but so much like me you wonder why I bothered changing it.

I can't think of a case where I've enjoyed a book more after knowing about the author. I guess it doesn't influence me that much, one way or the other. Fascinating post, huh? I'd like to hear the thoughts of others, though.

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