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Larry Correla and His Biggest Fan

Home - by - November 15, 2012 - 23:50 America/New_York - 19 Comments

Writer, Larry Correla, responds to a letter from a “big fan.” We’ll jump into the fan’s letter at the midway point:

…I come here to keep up with what’s happening with you and your books, and I find that obviously you hate my guts. You hate both liberals and unions. I am a tool-and-die maker by trade, and I’ve made knives and swords for much of my life, although I don’t do so now. Most skilled craftsmen are union, and I think it’s a good thing.

But I don’t come here to argue politics with you. I don’t come here to change your mind. But I wonder – is my money not good enough for you?

Do you want me to stop buying and enjoying – and recommending your books (yes I have!). Why do you want to run off potential customers?

I’ve been a business owner. It’s never good for a business to insult their customer base. Sure, gun nuts and ultra-right wingers might be you best customer, but there’s a LOT of liberal gun nuts in unions.

And I don’t think that you are so damned well-known right now that you can write off customers. I remember some time back on the blog that you finally quit your day job.

I want you to be a famous and successful writer. I want you to be able to buy a big house someplace great and never have to worry about bills. But I’d also like to give you my hard-earned money without thinking you hate my guts because of who I voted for.

I could say more, but I won’t. TRUTHFULLY, if you and I sat down and I bought you a beer – and I would, I’m not a moocher, I’m a working man – I wouldn’t want to talk politics with you. I’d want to talk writing and characters and the worlds you create, and how you created them.

Read the response HERE  ( YOU DONT WANT TO MISS IT. IT WILL BE GOING VIRAL.)

ht. RosalindJ

» 19 Comments

  1. joe6pak

    November 16th, 2012

    HOME RUN by the Monster Hunter!!

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  2. MaryfromMarin

    November 16th, 2012

    That was great. Bravo!

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  3. Nutjob

    November 16th, 2012

    I nominate him for a nobel peace prize in literature with that response.

    Even though peace prizes are for bafoons like Obama, Gore, and Arafat who accomplished nothing for free money and a medal, it is indeed a literary response classic to a complete imbecile.

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  4. conservative cowgirl

    November 16th, 2012

    That was truly epic!

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  5. conservative cowgirl

    November 16th, 2012

    “…hatey-hate-hatey-hate mongery…” LOLOL!!

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  6. Left Coast Dan

    November 16th, 2012

    Now I’m really pumped for Gutfield’s new book!

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  7. Commissar M

    November 16th, 2012

    Awesome rant and he totally hit the nail on the head. Moreover, I’m surprised to find that there are actual Conservative writers in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genre. I’m friends (or more correctly a frenemy) with a fairly well known author in this genre and “total fucking commie” would be a good description of this individual. One other author I know had somewhat left-leaning but shifting political views although they are now so utterly bug-shit insane as to have no discernible opinion of anything that I would take seriously.

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  8. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 16th, 2012

    because math doesn’t lie

    Right on brother

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  9. Moxie Man

    November 16th, 2012

    … the state gets more in sales tax than he gets in royalties … sad, but true.

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  10. Gracie

    November 16th, 2012

    BRAVO!

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  11. AbigailAdams

    November 16th, 2012

    Man, it must feel great to take the governor off and just tell it like it is. I know it felt great to read!

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  12. Dyrewulf

    November 16th, 2012

    I’ve only read the first book “Monster Hunter International,” but it was good – the rest are already on my list to pick up.

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  13. norman einstein

    November 16th, 2012

    Fan-freaking-tastic! I HOPE it goes viral.

    From the Comments:
    “…somebody needs to tell the Hard Lefties “you voted for poop, now shut up and eat your poop-cake.”

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  14. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 16th, 2012

    @ Commissar- “bug-shit insane” Gotta remember that one.
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    Haven’t the foggiest who this guy is but, judging by the comments, I need to learn.

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  15. Roadmaster

    November 16th, 2012

    Not familiar with this guy and his response is good, but having laid similar screeds on liberals myself, I can attest to the total waste of time this is. Lib-dorks, proggies, or whatever you want to call them DO NOT GET IT!!! Nor will they ever – their brains are so awash in idiocy, truth, facts & common sense cannot penetrate. It’s like throwing mud up against a Teflon wall – it does not stick!

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  16. Menderman

    November 16th, 2012

    Great response! I am glad he has the patience to type all that out. Me, I’m tired of explaining why obama sucks, so this is my response to progs now:

    The election day is over
    The talking is done.
    My party lost,
    Your party won.

    So let us be friends,
    Let arguments pass.
    I’ll hug my elephant,
    You kiss your ass.

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  17. m00pa

    November 16th, 2012

    I may not read them, but I’m buying his books …

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  18. VaGal

    November 16th, 2012

    OMG! It’s like the guy has been inside my head! I have favorited his rant and will do my part to make sure it does go viral. Oh, and I also just became a fan of his books!

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  19. PearlClutcher

    November 16th, 2012

    WOW, where was the warning this was pure porn!
    Love, Love, Love, Love it!

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