I have a theory that there are several US writers who pretend to be outlandishly woke on social media and in interviews so that the mobs would leave them alone and let them publish whatever they want. Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, and Elizabeth George come to mind as being in this group. George has been writing very raw, very terrifying stuff about the sainted “immigrant people of color” for years. And nobody touches her when other writers – both more and less famous – have been pilloried for one millionth of what she routinely writes. In her most recent novel, a bunch of completely horrid, barbaric immigrants who can never be integrated into any civilization live in a building called “the Bronte House.” I don’t care if it’s an accident or not but it definitely makes a point.
Stephen King is clearly taking the piss with his woke posturing. Franzen has avoided being demolished for his latest novel through a spate of exaggeratedly woke interviews.