Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Dale Peck speaks out

Maud Newton reports that Dale Peck is none too impressed with either Ian McEwan's Saturday or Ali Smith's The Accidental.

Mr Peck is the guy who wrote Hatchet Jobs, in which (I gather) he takes apart a number of big names. And of McEwan and Smith he says: 'It takes two to tango. Writers wouldn’t be producing this twaddle if you weren’t reading it.'

Hmm, well... I dunno about that. I hold no brief for Smith and McEwan, not having read either, and having absolutely no plans to do so. But some of us persist in writing twaddle whether anyone reads it or not.

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