Well, Now We Know Where Ann Patchett Stands, Anyway

Whatever you think of Amazon, you really can’t go wrong in Quoting Henry V if you want to rally folks against it.  Actually, you can’t go wrong quoting Henry V to rally folks to do just about anything.

To be clear, I’m talking about quoting Henry V the play, so really I suppose you’re quoting Billy Shakes.  I’m not sure the actual Henry was ever quite that inspirational.  I mean, he did win at Agincourt, but let’s face it; long bows had a little something to do with that.  Long bows and mud.  Maybe independent booksellers should look into the “old mud and longbows” approach (and as an aside, if some indie bookseller does rise and defeat Amazon, I think he or she should be called “Old Mud and Longbows” whether they actually figure into it or not.)

~ by smwilliams on June 14, 2012.