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Everybody who's interested in literature should read this. It's a fun and witty piece, but with a real bite. Read morePublished 11 months ago by John
While sometimes he seems just contrary, most the time he isn't and he makes good points about the pretentiousness, log rolling, back scratching and frequently, too cozy, American... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Paraducks
Skewers the sanctimonious few who, for so long, have deserved a proper skewering. Myers shows no mercy in his march to the sea of truth. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Melvin Toast
I first read the article from which this book was drawn in the July 2001 issue of Atlantic Monthly. It took a few years to buy the book, but I am very glad I did. Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by Forrest Lowry
Even if you love all of the authors that B.R. Myers attacks in this piece, you won't be able to dismiss any of his claims against them that easily. Read morePublished on May 2, 2012 by Nathan Webster
While I didn't agree with everything Myers said (I'm also, to be fair, a big Cormac Mccarthy fan.) The majority of his grievances and criticisms against the writing of people like... Read morePublished on February 16, 2012 by jafrank
What's your problem, Myers? Sheesh, this guy really doesn't like fiction, does he? Apart from Stephen King (p3-4). (Oh, and Musil. Heavy.. Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
I did not want to read this book. My mentor asked me to read it this term (I am an MFA student), and as such I put it off reading it until a few days before my last deadline. Read morePublished on November 10, 2011 by S. Hogan
As a younger and more-impressionable reader I used to read DeLillo's books as they came out, hacking my way through each in search of the nugget I was sure must be there somewhere. Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by dequincey