Saturday, January 10, 2009

Welcome back, Winnie the Pooh

It is hard not to be cynical about the upcoming publication of "Return to the Hundred Acre Wood" - a sequel to the beloved Winnie the Pooh books by the late A A Milne. The publishers say:

""We hope that the many millions of Pooh enthusiasts and readers around the world will embrace and cherish these new stories as if they had just emerged from the pen of A A Milne himself.""

Excuse me, but yeah, right! Why would anyone even think of doing something like this? Could it be that some marketing person had the brilliant idea of trying to exploit a ready-made audience? Why do we need more of these stories, new ones? Who will benefit most?

Maybe I got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning ... read the BBC article yourself here, and make up your own mind. Feh!

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