Saturday, January 31, 2009

Holy Children's Fiction, Gaiman!

While surfing the web, I came across a rebuttal to an angry email. The email had been written to a Mr. Rob Oakes of Apolitcally Incorrect concerning his feelings on children’s literature. He did not like a popular novel/series and critiqued it, only to have this line be part of his disgruntled, slanderous, anonymous reply:

It’s just a children’s book, can’t you cut it some slack?

I bet you can guess that this would set me going…
But fortunately, I do not have to do so. For Mr. Oakes already provided an eloquent response peppered with humor. Even better, he quotes Neil Gaiman.

Like Gaiman says, Children’s fiction is holy.

I’ve commented on and thanked him for his justified rant. He also said I could send you his way. So please, take the time to read his delightfully embittered rebuttal: Some thoughts on children’s literature

3 comments:

Moira Lewelyn said...

Where's that pic from?

Peter said...

It's the statue of Alice in Wonderland in Central Park.

If you're asking where the actual photo is from, not sure, since I found it on the web.

tya said...

thx...