Author scorns former wife through Goodreads

When you are a 59-year-old fantasy author going

through a divorce, using Instagram or Twitter to

get back at your soon-to-be-ex seems too immature.

Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer had been married

for 10 years until Palmer announced on her Patreon

account on May 3 that the couple was divorcing.

In a now-deleted tweet, Gaiman responded on

May 4 with a note that seemed to suggest he was

not aware Palmer was going to post on Patreon.

“I see @amandapalmer has told people that

we (like much of the world) are going through

rocky times right now. It is true, we are.

It’s really hard, and I’d like to request

privacy (as I’m not going to be talking about it

publicly) and kindness, for us and for Ash”.

Ash is the couple’s 4-year-old son, who, for

now, is staying in New Zealand with Palmer.

A week later, a Twitter user discovered

that Gaiman had made an update on his

Goodreads account that seemed to be a

passive-aggressive dig at his former spouse.

The update said that Gaiman was

reading a book about divorcing

someone with a personality disorder.

Gaiman, however, insists that it

was not intentional and that someone

else had hacked his Goodreads account.

“Someone with a dark sense of humour just hacked

this account … I suppose that’s what I get for leaving

it here and not doing anything for a long time”.

Since then, the book has been removed

from Gaiman’s Goodreads profile. But people

on the site seemed split in believing whether

Gaiman had actually been hacked or not.

“You get to choose whether to share,

or not,” one poster responded to Gaiman’s excuse.

“It always asks me when I read a kindle book”.

“I love your work and your relationship is

your business,” a fan commented. “Hackers

are such jerks. I’d rather you spend time writing

than debunking ridiculous rumors”.

Gaiman has yet to comment further on the

Goodreads post or his relationship with Palmer