The Spanish Revenge (Craig Page, #2) The Spanish Revenge question

Responding to criticism
Allan Topol Allan Sep 24, 2012 08:24AM
My new thriller novel, The Spanish Revenge, deals with the age old conflict between Christians and Muslims in Western Europe. I am selling a lot of books but also getting flak that I am being exploitive of a sensitive current topic. Obviously, I wrote The Spanish Revenge before these new protests. Anyone have suggestions about how I should respond to the flak?

I would say not to take it personally. It seems personal, yes, but they don't know you. You know your motivations and intentions, they don't.

The tensions between these two cultures will always be there. I'm not sure there would ever be a good time to release a book about this topic that wouldn't seem exploitative of a sensitive current topic because it's always current.

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