SEARCH: The Fandom Menace

The Fandom Menace

by Elliot Thorpe

There has always been an insatiable hunger for books. A desire by millions around the world to get lost in a world of the magical, the supernatural, the horrific, and the dramatic, with skewed realities and fantastical worlds.

Of the six considered to have sold well over 100 million individual copies each, I confess to own only two: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien and Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Like most media formats, books—in particular novels—have their fanbases. They can be as dedicated and passionate as any following a popular TV or movie series or franchise but aren’t always as visible or indeed as vocal as other groups…

Read the rest in SEARCH Magazine‘s Summer 2022 #SeaSaltSand issue.


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