SCOTTISH author Ian Rankin has tickled his fans with a witty letter in The Times.
He included the yellow symbol of a sad face ’emoji’ in his latest work, a newspaper reader’s letter decrying the effects of social media on literature.
Finally got a letter printed in The Times… pic.twitter.com/0Bzi1X6B5d
— Ian Rankin (@Beathhigh) August 22, 2017
In the letter submitted to The Times newspaper, he wrote: “Sir, I read with interest Howard Jacobson’s remarks (News, Aug 21) on how social media and its conventions will kill literacy within a generation.
“All I can say is (sad face emoji).
“Ian Rankin – Edinburgh”.
The Rebus creator shared a photo of his latest work on Twitter, and the irony was not lost on his fans.
Craig Pittman teased: “Fine work. Next, an entire novel told only in emoji,” while Jo Caulfield replied: “Beautiful! :-)”
Fine work. Next, an entire novel told only in emoji.
— Craig Pittman (@craigtimes) August 22, 2017