"We are all J. K. Rowling now…"

by Diane

Heh heh.

“New JK Rowlings are ten a penny (which must be galling for the Actual JK Rowling)… ” Louisa Young writes today in the Guardian. (Thanks to Blog of a Bookslut for the link. Hey, feel better, Jessa!)

…It makes me think of the old show-business progression, the Stages of a Career:

(1) Who’s J. K. Rowling?
(2) Get me J. K. Rowling.
(3) I want a cheaper J. K. Rowling.
(4) I want a younger J. K. Rowling.
(5) Who’s J. K. Rowling?

Granted, for novelists the whole arc seems to take considerably longer to happen than it does for movie, TV and music people. I guess we should be grateful.

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