And it seems to be Correct for everyone else to have an opinion apart from the person who made the review—and that's a little unreasonable.
I rarely bother to comment on disgruntled authors who are unhappy that I didn't find their book particularly appealing, primarily because in the four years of Speak Its Name's existence I've only had two authors that I can remember who exploded in public, and one other who emailed me privately. I'm happy to say that 99.99 of the authors I encounter in Gay Historical Land are quiet and professional—and if they meltdown over something as silly as a subjective opinion then they do it in private.
One of the points that people seem to make when I point out that the historical aspect of a book isn't entirely historical is that they make the excuse that it's fantasy. And as such, it doesn't matter whether or not facts are true. So—that's a point—is fiction automatically fantasy?
In a way, yes.
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Comments are open, but you know my rules. Disagree and dispute all you like but the minute it gets wanky and personal, out you go.