Say you write a genre novel, possibly about the last werewolf in existence and it’s really good until the end when SURPRISE you’re setting people up for a sequel. So, yeah, you really need them to read that sequel, which will presumably also be a genre novel, since it is, sorry for the redundancy, the sequel to your werewolf book.
a. Embrace genre fans?
b. insult porn stars?
c. make it seem like genre fans are too stupid to really get the genius of your book because it’s too literary?
d. say some more smarmy things about porn stars that makes a gal think you should probably not try to get around porn stars in real life?
e. kind of be smarmy towards the dude you’re trying to compliment with your review?
So… that’s a weird strategy. Maybe this is a reason more writers should blog. Then you’d learn that there are idiots all over and that people, no matter what you write, are going to misunderstand it or give you shit just to be assholes. It’s not confined to genre fans, certainly. Hell, if Duncan ever writes a non-genre book, he may find that out.