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September 30, 2009 posted by Nikki

To Uncover a Spoiler, Or Not to Uncover a Spoiler… That is the Question

In my recent interview with Maggie Stiefvater, she answered some questions about her new novel Shiver. The whole purpose of the interview was to promote the book. A member complained that I didn’t give a spoiler wanrning at the beginning of the interview. It was an honest mistake, and something that I usually make an effort to do, but it got me thinking… when publishing interviews with authors about their new novels, it is necessary?

As far as I’m concerned, if I’m going to read an interview with an author about their book, I assume that said interview will contain spoilers.

Am I alone in this? What do you guys think?

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5 Comments

  • I always assume there will be some kind of tidbit… Nothing too major but enough to get you thinking or to clear up something… You know what I mean?

  • I assume there will be some kind of tidbit… Nothing too major but enough to get you thinking or to clear up something… You know what I mean?

  • I think it’s the reader’s responsibility to make sure that they don’t uncover some spoiler. I save author interviews in my feed reader until after I’ve read the book.

  • I absolutely agree! I believe that it is not up to an author or a journalist to spare us from spoilers. If you want to remain spoiler-free before reading/watching something, then you should avoid as much media as you can until you do!

  • I think that if you’re posting an article containing spoilers before the release date of something, then its not cool. After the release date, though, I think its fine.

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