There’s Not a Line Here That Goes With Anything

September 8th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

Something about the statement that S.E. Hinton is rarely interviewed sent us to our trusty friend, Google. And sure enough, when her novel Hawkes Harbor was released last year, there were interviews. It’s always a relief to know that the brain still functions, at least on one cylinder.

Okay, maybe the novel didn’t do so well, but she popped out of the woodwork for a moment. Hinton doesn’t have a new book nor, technically, anything else new, but there’s this little rerelease of the film The Outsiders. Even a reclusive author cannot stand firm against a marketing juggernaut.

Overall, the profile isn’t terribly enlightening, unless you’re the last one the planet to know that Hinton is female (which means you skipped at least the first paragraph of this post). The most interesting aspects of Hinton’s life* were covered, to her satisfaction, in her fiction. She doesn’t seem inclined to expand upon the world she revealed.

* – To us, as we’re not particularly interested in horses anymore

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