Friday, October 15, 2004

This scummy little book...

--Leon Wieseltier in The New York Times, writing about Checkpoint, Nicholson Baker's novel about a man who wants to assassinate President Bush

...[a] small masterpiece of erotic writing.

--Leon Wieseltier quoted in The New York Times about The Surrender, Toni Bentley's paean to anal intercourse

Gee, maybe Wieseltier would have been kinder to Baker's book if it had been about a man who wants to bugger the president.

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