Warning, potential Susanna Clark-sized doorstop: "Over the labor day weekend, I read Elizabeth Kostova's THE HISTORIAN. Never has Dracula been so dull."
Oh, for several hours, a pot of tea, a quiet corner, and much talk of shop: "As I said here some time ago, I get tired of literary stars writing condescending introductions to short story collection by pulp writers they liked in their youth. So far this year Philip K. Dick has had to suffer two or three such introductions. A) He's lot of fun to read but B) He can't write for beans."
Simply beautiful: "If there's a plot twist that you simply must have in your book, find another way to get there than to make your character a f*ckin' imbecile."