Review: Fandom at the crossroads by Lynn Zubernis and Katherine Larsen

Published 08/01/2014 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Fandom at the crossroads 
Author:              Katherine Larsen & Lynn Zubernis
Pages:                   239
category:           Supernatural, Non Fiction

The story:

Fandom At The Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships is an in-depth exploration of the reciprocal relationship between a groundbreaking cult television show and its equally groundbreaking fandom. For the past six years the authors have inhabited the close-knit fan communities of the television show Supernatural, engaging in criticism and celebration, reading and writing fanfiction, and attending fan conventions. Their close relationships within the community allow an intimate behind-the-scenes examination of fan psychology, passion, motivation, and shame

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I’m always fascinated about what’s going on in te mind of people and to get the chance to combine that with my other love: Supernatural I just knew I had to read this book.

I loved reading it, to get an insight into the mind of the fans but also read about what the actors and the creative people behind the series think about fans. People have a strong opinion about you when you tell them you’re a fan of something.  Reading this book gives you insight in everything about fandom, it’s a really good thing that the authors are fans themselves. That makes the book so great if you ask me, they know what it feels like to be on the other side of the fence.

The side where people think you’re just crazy because you like a show so much that you would travel around the world to meet the people on it, that you would spend a lot of time online getting in contact with other fans or writing your own stories.

The verdict of a book addict:

If you would really like to know what fandom is about, this is a must read. And if you’re a Supernatural fan it’s so amazing to read the responses of the actors.

Total of Ratties:

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