--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kevin Burton Smith <kvnsmith@...> wrote:
> The man who boasts he has "no writing heroes" confesses:
> > Ever since I ran into a used copy of V., I became a total fan of
> > Pynchon.
> Ooooh, a total fan!
> So, he's not a writing hero, but you're a "total fan"?
> But how total? Like my daughter and the Jonas Brothers?
Yes, exactly like that.
[Takes a bow.]
> Do you ever read what you write, or just not expect us to?
I don't need to. I already learned how to write when I was a kid.
> And while you're at it, how about explaining how "those guys (at the
> New York Times) don't know anything about books."
> Not occasionally wrong about a book, or possessing the temerity to
> disagree with you (hard to believe, isn't it?), but they actually know
> nothing at all about books?
It was a joke, a bit of irony... no need to get steamed up about it. It's a conversation about books.
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