But you're not, you're implying this who subconcious background of envy and jealousy and whatever else, and it's honestly quite hackish.
And sure, I'm sure there are some dudes who genuinely do dislike him for those reasons, but you're either applying their mindset, or yours that you've managed to repress (see? I can do it too; knock it off with the armchair Freud) to everyone without justification.
Because regardless of how good the author's life is, he can and does come off smarmy and "better than thou" at times, and fairly often at that. Disliking them or their work because of this, or any other negative quality, doesn't mean it's necessarily born out of jealousy.>inb4 'tism for typing all this out
I'm just tired of this trend of negating any and all criticism of something because "oh, you're just jealous" or "you just hate popular things"; the implication with that is that relatively successful people can do no wrong, or that popular things cannot be bad, and both of those are obviously ridiculous thoughts.