Re: Daphne Farquitt
Posted by: Planet Cool
Date: August 16, 2008 01:30AM
I didn't think Daphne Farquitt was a real person, but I entirely understand the kind of person she is. One of those authors usually spotted on the bargain book bin near the supermarket check-out line, pretending to be popular, known by all but read by none. I don't know if she's supposed to be a parody of any real person... I don't know who Barbara Cartland is, though I am fleetingly familiar with Danielle Steel (yes, she's American) and her intoxicatingly female prose. I can understand why someone with an imagination like Jasper Fforde's could feel negatively about her. People like that (Farquitt / Steel / Cartland) are always so much in love with their own mythology.
And the same can be said for Christopher Paolini, while I'm at it. What a self-important little dork.
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die. -Mel Brooks