Mostly I think that readers and fans should separate art and artist. Cliver Barker does not want to sign your book in blood. Stephen King is not a serial killer. The author of that true-to-life book about the Green Berets is an overweight housewife from Sacramento. Atheists can write convincingly about the religious, and vice versa. With a good writer who has done their research, their characters will be real and full of attributes and knowledge that may not fit in with the author’s at all.
Then, I must admit, there are cases where what you see is what you get. I’ve written before about Tarantino’s apparent foot fetish. Well, now there’s more. The Quentin Tarantino Toe-Sucking Email that will Haunt Your Dreams. It’s pretty much what it sounds like. As far as I can tell, it’s real and not a hoax. Too detailed and weird not to share, especially after the previous blog post.