Book Author Sues Reviewer
I'm not sure whether this is what the newspaper business calls a man-bites-dog story. Such a tale (or tail) depends on someone doing something you just wouldn't expect. Of course, most book authors probably harbor desires to sue for a bad review - and that's on their good days. (Imagination on the bad days tends toward more graphic and inventive violence.) So I was a bit surprised to read this BoingBoing post
about a blogger who saw the subject of a negative review head right to court. As the post quotes the blogger:
He claims to have a revolutionary idea for how evolution works, but his ideas have no connection to reality, and these lovely elaborate drawings he made look nothing at all like actual embryos. The bottom line is that I said his work was more about the evolution of balloon animals than biology.
Obviously this is proof positive that Darwin was nuts and that the fittest aren't necessarily the ones surviving.
Labels: blogs, court, reviews, suit