Born Under Punches
When someone tells me I am missing out on an author I usually check out their bibliography and if they have 8 or 10 books and have really no following and poor/average Amazon ratings it is a good indication that I should just stay away. Music and writing are both arts forms, but I think it is far easier to be a misunderstood or undiscovered musician then it is an author. Music is so diverse and complex. While writing is simple, you string words together to form stories and some people and make beauty in their literary symphonies. Now this is not to say people don’t have opposing tastes in reading, science fiction may not be a subject you care about, but H.G. Wells is still a great writer whether you care about alien invaders or not. Good writing is good writing, its about the stories we enjoy.
As I digress, if I haven’t heard of a writer and they have a fairly respectable size catalog or their books have low ratings, it is likely the masses are right, the author is probably not very good.
Martyn Waites is an exception to that rule. Not because he has bad ratings or that he is misunderstood, but because he is British. As Jerry Seinfeld would say, “Not that there is anything wrong with that.” But here is a fact, British music across all genres invaded the U.S., authors, not so Continue reading