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Another poll...

I guess this is pretty much self explanatory, right? Good. I'm going the heck to bed.

Poll #426457 Afterwords in To Charles Fort, With Love?

Woulld you like to see afterwords, as in FWADS?

Yes
71(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)

Comments

( 6 comments — Have your say! )
robyn_ma
Jan. 28th, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
I'm just curious who, if anyone, is going to answer 'no' here: 'Gee, I really don't want to read more stuff by one of my favorite writers.'

I, however, am one of those perhaps annoying readers who sometimes enjoy intros/afterwords more than the stories, although this has been the case mainly with Harlan Ellison, who often steals his own thunder with one of his rip-snorting true-life anecdotes: 'I wrote this story the day after facing down three machete-wielding pachucos in a back alley...'
tiel
Jan. 28th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
I'm just curious who, if anyone, is going to answer 'no' here: 'Gee, I really don't want to read more stuff by one of my favorite writers.'

I was wondering the same thing. While I can't say that I enjoy afterwords more then the story, I love hearing where the ideas came from. If readers weren't interested in reading about how ideas present themselves or the creative process, there wouldn't be nearly as much traffic to writer's blogs!
greygirlbeast
Jan. 28th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
I, however, am one of those perhaps annoying readers who sometimes enjoy intros/afterwords more than the stories

Me, too.
stardustgirl
Jan. 28th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
A "yes" vote here, at the risk of feeling guilty for requesting yet another way for Caitlín to work too much.
wishlish
Jan. 28th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
Last night, I took my wife to the hospital because of a horribly nasty viral infection she caught. She was badly dehydrated, in a ton of pain, and generally out of it. I stayed with her, but since there wasn't a lot to do while waiting for the doctor and watching my wife doze off while being treated (she's much better now), I read Neil Gaiman's 1602.

I had the immensely beautiful hardcover (why can't more comics come out in Marvel's slightly oversized format?). And at the end of the story, Neil has an afterword, and I learned, among other things, that the story was a partial reaction to 9/11. And that added a layer to the story.

So count me in for afterwords.
brokensymmetry
Jan. 29th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
What I'd really like is a commentary track, where I could toggle something on the book and have your thoughts appear underneath each line or something. But until diamond-age tech is available, I'll quite happily settle for afterwords.
( 6 comments — Have your say! )