When it comes down to it, I’m concerned that influential authors seem to believe that authorial intent trumps the reader experience and by equating disappointed readers with extreme behavior, they’re attempting to shut down dialog about their work.
I’d expect that out of literary fiction because those dudes’ trademark is arrogance, but out of genre fiction and YA? Nope. I expected better. Clearly, I was wrong.
Thoughts, I have them. Quite a few actually.