Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige has been on my wishlist since the day it came out. The plot sounds really epic (Dorothy being an evil dictator of Oz? Whoa!) and the cover is stunning. I remember patiently waiting for a hardback edition to come in my local bookstore because the naked book featured this gorgeous foiled imprint which mirrors the cover image of Dorothy in red.
However, seeing the tweet Danielle wrote and knowing that she supported Kathleen’s actions really muddled my urge to buy and read Dorothy Must Die. Should I buy her books, even though I don’t condone her reasons of supporting Kathleen Hale?
Having written that, I’m slowly forming the resolve to give the novel a chance. It would not be fair to judge the book just because I didn’t agree with the author’s opinion on a controversial subject matter. Maybe this time, I’ll put my prejudice aside and read the book as is.
Focus on the art not on the artist.
Have you experienced something similar? What are your own opinions regarding the topic? Should the art and the artist be separated?