It shouldn’t really be news, but journalism lecturer Max McCoy (author of the “Indiana Jones and the Philosopher’s Stone” novel) dropped a link to my review into his blog, calling (and then apologizing for having called) Voynich News “geeky”. Gee, how should I retaliate? Perhaps I’ll have to call him “cheeky” for quoting 75% of my review in his posting, but then apologize for doing so. :-p
Regardless, it’s nice to get a response: blogging can be somewhat dispiriting, mainly from the resounding lack of feedback (this blog gets about 1 comment for every 10 posts, which is perhaps a little bit low). Publishers are more interested in the Times Literary Supplement and/or Richard & Judy, and rarely send bloggers review copies; journalists hate bloggers (basically, for undercutting them); academics seem wary of bloggers to the point of enforced mutism; while bloggers are mainly courted by other bloggers working on their PageRank.
Or maybe people are a bit scared of me, because I take in so many different types of stuff and try to make sense of them all as a whole, in an era when people enjoy the cubicle comfort of specialized knowledge.
Or perhaps I produce closed readings which people are not interested enough in to feel the urge to pass any comment on?
Or might I be the only person that finds this stuff interesting?