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or anyplace with more trees and less concrete

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Non-Attribution

by admin - March 31st, 2005.
Filed under: books, egos.

I’ve thought a lot about this. That’s a good question. What deserves that kind of bile that people throw out? Sometimes they throw it out at literary fiction, which is like dressing up in full body armor to go attack an ice-cream cone. I mean, just take it easy. [Laughs.]
—From a February ’05 Dave Eggers intereview in The Onion
I have long felt that any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on a full suit of armor and attacked a Hot Fudge Sundae or a Banana Split.
–Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., in a 1974 New York Times review of Joseph Heller’s Something Happened

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