posted on May, 6 2008 @ 06:06 PM
You may love it or you may hate it, but I hear it was a MAJOR bestseller in the 1960s - and it's still selling well today. It's been translated into
many languages. Furthermore, it was made into at least one animated film (with Mia Farrow in the lead role/voice). And it can be argued that it had a
huge cultural impact, starting the "mainstream" interest in unicorns (they were, like, the "dinosaurs" of the pre-Spielbergian era...
Well... Its author is almost destitute.
And if you think he's some kind of drunk or junkie or just an airhead who threw all his money away... think again.
He is being robbed
I would like to state quite clearly that I am in NO WAY associated to him - but I have had the good fortune of meeting him once, and so I can say,
after meeting many interesting people around the world, he's got to be one of the noblest souls that I've ever met.
Which is why publishers all around the world seem to think that his rights can be trampled on, because he won't make a scandal - and the world
couldn't care less...
Are they right?