Have you ever had a situation where fans sent you something kind of crazy or very extreme?
I got sent a lot of different books on Scientology by a Scientologist fan. It's quite funny actually, almost the whole series on Dianetics. She wanted me to be a Scientologist. But I mean it must have cost quite a lot with all the packaging. And I got sent this really well-bound book with all these Unibomber-type notes. I thought that was incredible.
You said that when you read the fan sites that they're all kind of similar voice.
I get a lot of e-mails from my agent saying [fans send] complaints about my security and all that stuff, and they're really professionally written. It's something about fans of books — they're obviously much more literary. When you're in crowds, everyone's like, "We love you!" But the actual letters and stuff you get are amazing, and that's the most surprising thing about it. They're surprisingly well written, everyone's got really good vocabularies and they correct each other's grammar and things like that. It's quite funny.
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