This is my 299th post. Been blogging since...uh...2006, I think. But since my NEXT post is number 300, I think I'll use THIS post to rant. Just a little bit.
I just read that Eoin Colfer is going to write a new sequel to Douglas Adams' HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY series.
Now, I really like Eoin's work. It took me about 5 or 6 chapters to initially warm to Artemis Fowl, but once I was in, I was hooked. The fairies and the puns and especially the dirt-eating dwarf with the trap-door in his pants. Great stories -- lots of fun. I'm just wondering how Eoin would feel if, after he was dead, someone picked up the Fowl ball and ran with it. *
But seriously. I don't care if Eoin Colfer is THE greatest writer on the face of the planet. Whatever book he writes will not be a sequel to Adams' work. It will be Colfer's work, or perhaps Colfer trying for the spirit of Adams. My rancour on this subject leaves me slightly breathless and definitely inarticulate. It just seriously bites me that someone, no matter how noble the intent, has the temerity to step into someone else's idea. It feels like theft to me.
But then...I don't get Elvis impersonators, either.
What do YOU think?