To me, this is like mourning the passing of the Measles epidemic cuz then you get fewer days off school.
I cannot see ANY connection between the popularity of electronic publishing and the death of libraries, Mr. Patterson. Please explain that to me.
And let me explain to you that an epub is not a book. It is an electronic file.
There are no more engraved tablets because: books!! Oh, wait a sec. Cemeteries, corner stones, memorial plaques, etc.
But I did see that story about the monks picketing Gutenberg because they would lose their jobs illuminating manuscripts.
There are no more wagon trains cuz of Amtrak. Well, they aren’t doing so well. Maybe trucks and airplanes would fit better. And cargo crates and Wal-mart.
And, seriously, did you finish Blood Meridian? I kinda can’t see it. But I did read Along Came a Spider if you want to talk about literature.
“Witty.” “Exquisite.” “Crazy good read.” “Read it straight through.” “Didn’t want anyone to get hurt.” “Someone should have been shot.” “Some of the sex was a little strong.” “Fast, fun read.” “Has the makings of a great novel.” Oh, wait. That’s my work.
IMAGE SOURCE: James Patterson’s webpage and newspaper ad. Also google.