aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

More on the Stitches controversy

A blogger over at NPR says, "If Stitches is a kid's book, expect to see Last Exit to Brooklyn on Reading Rainbow any day now."

Leaving aside the fact that Reading Rainbow is no longer in production, what do you think? Even the blogger says he loved Stitches. But it is true that it was published an adult book.

I haven't read it yet. I read Maus years ago, have a copy of Fun Home that I keep meaning to read, and just bought a copy of The Impostor's Daughter after meeting the author at Wordstock.

One thing's for sure: all the controversy is going to get a lot more people talking about Stitches than if the publisher had just nominated it in the adult non-fiction category. [Full disclosure: do you think they knew that when they did it?]

You can read more here, and even look at an 11-page excerpt.

site stats

Add This Blog to the JacketFlap Blog Reader

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.