Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Rage that Powers Writing

Not a particularly Otherwhilish update this but I wanted to share Neil Gaiman's article for The Guardian about his friend Terry Pratchett.
The article - warm and sad and unflinching in the way Gaiman does so well - is a great reminder of the way that anger can power writing and particularly comic writing.  There is a deep hatred of injustice running through pretty much all Terry Pratchett's novels (particularly the Sam Vimes books).  In a world in which we are all encouraged to see ourselves as individuals and to forget all those others without whom it would be impossible for us to survive and thrive, that's exactly the kind of hatred we need.

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