Wednesday, June 26, 2013

amusing comment in review of a Jemisin novel

Researching the call for civility in the Jemisin-Vox Day tiff, I googled "jemisin civility" and found Jeremy's review of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inherit...: "In a book about a political power struggle it is frustrating to see the protagonist refuse to act with any sort of civility or tact."

It made me laugh. Why would a writer who rejects "tone policing" write characters who act with civility or tact?