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Would your indie book have altered Josef Stalin's career?


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Initial post: Dec 21, 2010 1:47:28 PM PST
Take a moment and seriously reflect if your self-published ebook would have altered Josef Stalin's career? Would your story have brought a tear to his hardened eye and caused him to join a monastery? Or would your bodice-ripping romancer have caused him to pack his bags and move to the South Pacific, in hopes of finding a buxom something named Nadia?

Myself, I'm convinced that my book, The Hawk And His Boy (The Tormay Trilogy), would have opened his mental eyes to a world beyond himself, a world not filled with dwarves and elves, mind you, but one filled with adventure, derring-do, sorcery, revenge, and tasty sardines. Oh, wait, scratch the sardines. That's from another book.

Would Stalin have read your book?

Posted on Dec 21, 2010 1:49:20 PM PST
C. Sachs says:
He would have asked Felix (Dzerzinsky) to read it for him. If that.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2010 1:54:00 PM PST
Ah, true. And then Felix probably would have administered some kindly torture to the author.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2010 6:22:17 AM PST
Timothy Fish says:
With a name like Mother Not Wanted, no I really don't think so. To tell you the truth, I'm not particularly concerned with what Stalin would've thought of my books. I am, however, concerned for the readers who actually want to read stories like what I write.

Posted on Dec 22, 2010 8:21:30 AM PST
I'm kidding, Timothy. I'm afraid I have a dry and odd sense of humor.

Posted on Dec 23, 2010 12:57:30 PM PST
I have the same sense of humor, but, no, he was a savant with a relatively flat affect, so I think little would have changed him. If what you stand for justifies, in your mind, the murder of 20 million fellow countrymen, then, well ...
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