Many of you are familiar with the rather interesting manner in which the book I Am Number Four came into being and the role James Frey plays in the whole thing. If not, you can read about it all in THIS ARTICLE.
I had planned on writing this huge post about my feelings on the subject, but I don’t want to bore you all, so I’ll try to keep it short.
I don’t like James Frey. I don’t like that he lied about A Million Little Pieces nor do I like his new publishing factory-thing Full Fathom Five. As a writer, I would never sign away my creativity or integrity under such conditions.
Now that that’s said, let’s move onto I Am Number Four, which is a product of James Frey’s factory. When I found out about how the book came to be, I was rather disgusted. My excitement to read it died a quick death. But the thing is I’ve heard it’s a pretty good book. I may not like how it came to be, but in my eyes, a good book is a good book. And the movie? Well, I’m still pretty stoked to see the movie. I mean, it stars Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron! I love both of them and want to support their careers the best I can. Still, I feel bad because I’m supporting James Frey and his factory. Then again, am I supporting Jobie Hughes? If he’s still getting paid royalties for the book isn’t that a good thing? It’s a catch-22, really. I’m excited for the movie and still would like to read the book, but I feel like I’m betraying the whole writing community!
So, in short, I have a love/hate relationship with I Am Number Four.
What about you? Comment away!