Tributes to James Herbert, Joss Whedon’s Star Wars movie and Toby Whithouse’s verdict on In The Flesh , all in the latest Tweets Of The Week
It’s a sad fact of Twitter’s instant information nature that chances are the first place you’ll hear about a celebrity’s death is on our social network of choice. As a result, it’s also the place most people choose to pay tribute to a fallen friend, or person they admire. This week brought the tragic news that horror author James Herbert died, and the number of people who chose to express their condolences or pay tribute to Herbert by telling the world just how much The Rats scared the pants off them was unlike anything we’ve seen in quite some time.
@neilhimself I just heard that James Herbert is dead. Gutted. Friends with Jim since 1984. A good man, %26 a better writer than they gave him credit for.
@Beathhigh Sad news about James Herbert - as a teen, I scared myself silly reading him. He led me to King, Barker, others. RIP...
@RealReeceShears RIP James Herbert. Will always fondly remember reading "The Rats" for the first time.
@eddiemarsan RIP James Herbert. Born April 8th 1943 in Bethnal Green. His family have been stall holders on the market for years. Well done mate.
@edgarwright Today, Garth Marenghi flies at half mast.
Farewell Mr Herbert, your words will spread fear forever.
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@DamonLindelof Dear Person(s) Responsible For "Everything Wrong With The Dark Knight": Everything is wrong with the way you watch movies.
@serafinowicz Each episode of South Park is a masterclass in comedy, social commentary and storytelling, all done in 6 days! They're 20-minute miracles.
Tweets Of The Week continues on page 2, with a dog dressed at the Enterprise and a round-up of Marc Webb's latest Amazing Spider-Man 2 teases...
Day 32. Mr. Feore. pic.twitter.com/5jDTqJtGNu
Day 31. There are chainz in there. pic.twitter.com/RWyTC9Xg7c
Day 30. Ravencroft. pic.twitter.com/jZMOnb2TUl