Monday, October 16, 2006
It's not made by great men:
You see that CBGB post below? Notice that its three sections, consecutively, begin with the same word, "It's." In Experience, Martin Amis teaches that he learned from his father, the namesake of my dog, never to begin two consecutive sentences with the same word unless the third also begins the same way. Three is good, two not. If you want to be a writer, you should do what Kingsley Amis instructs.
--Spencer Ackerman
I hate Martin Amis. Yeah, he can spit up paragraphs from your dreams before he stumbles to the sink in the morning to cough up phlegm, but he had nothing to say.

He is the mirror image of Phil K. Dick, who never could write (though you had to admire his ability to put together anything at all while hopped up on his trademark mixture of amphetamine and lsd) but who had everything to say.

Ugh, Martin Amis. How his existence rankles.
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