An Open Letter to Harry Connolly
In response to his blog post here:
I hear a lot of what you are saying.
I started to follow your writing because Butcher mentioned you.
I became a fan because of what you PUT TO WORD.
Maybe you came to the UF scene at a bad time?
I have felt that Ray was a more realized character on the first few pages of COF than Dresden was until around the 3rd book of the Dresden files.
Fool Moon was a fine book but was a beat by beat repeat of the first...formula wise.
I have felt the stretch you have given your books.
They are NEW.
They are energetic and they challenge the status quo of UF.
I agree with you on the artistic success bent.....they are fine fine books that I will keep and continue to read.
I love the fact that your monsters are unique....you cannot go in with expectations.
You have to wait to see what it will be.
Maybe the casual reader does not like that?
I do...and you have obviously started to build a fan base that DOES appreciate that.
I have re-tweeted everything of yours about your books to bring it to new readers.
I post your releases to my FB and G+...
I do this not as an author who hopes you will do the same.
I do this as a fan who wants you to continue your success so I can continue to get new work from you.
It is a selfish selfish reason but I think you won't mind :-D
I have bought everything you have on Amazon's Kindle store and will continue to so long as you don't suck...
I don't foresee that happening....
If Del Rey won't give you the way to publish Ray's tale...give us other awesome books....but...
Please continue Ray and Annalise's story...somehow.
I know we have emailed about this....but....
I would certainly buy more stories/books about the explodey thief.
This is my opinion in a rambling sort of way...
Your post has bothered me all day as I was just contemplating re-reading the books now since I was gonna have to wait a year for new R and A....
DAMN YOU IGNORANT MASSES!!!!!
Keep writing Harry....I'll keep buying!