Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008
On September 13, 1998, John Scalzi sat down in front of his computer to write the first entry in his blog Whatever--and changed the history of the Internet as we know it today.What, you're not swallowing that one? Okay, fine: He started writing Whatever and amused about 15 people that first day.... show more
On September 13, 1998, John Scalzi sat down in front of his computer to write the first entry in his blog Whatever--and changed the history of the Internet as we know it today.What, you're not swallowing that one? Okay, fine: He started writing Whatever and amused about 15 people that first day. If that many. But he kept at it, for ten years and running. Now 40,000 people drop by on a daily basis to see what he's got to say.About what? Well, about whatever: Politics, writing, family, war, popular culture and cats (especially with bacon on them). Sometimes he's funny. Sometimes he's serious (mostly he's sarcastic). Sometimes people agree with him. Sometimes they send him hate mail, which he grades on originality and sends back. Along the way, Scalzi's become a best-selling, award-winning author, a father, and a geek celebrity. But no matter what, there's always another Whatever post to amuse and/or enrage his readers.Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded collects some of the best and most popular Whatever entries from the first ten years of the blog – a decade of Whatever, presented in delightfully random form, just as it should be. * Winner of the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book* Introduction by Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton
Publish date: January 5th 2010
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
You're probably not going to like the same pieces I do here, just because they cover such a broad range of topics. This does demonstrate nicely why I read Whatever and why I read Scalzi's fiction. I like his voice, his sense of humor, his pragmatism, and his occasional scathing tone. He writes much ...
"Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded" is a collection of blog entries written by John Scalzi over the years. Some I disagreed strongly with, some were irrelevant, a couple were straight-out boring (although they were mostly the ones that were both irrelevant AND about people/situations I knew absolutely n...
Scalzi is an entertaining essayist, but he heaps so much derision on anyone that disagrees with him that even when you agree with him after a while he starts to get irritating.