Saturday, November 15, 2003

It is not enough for me to succeed, as Gore Vidal has said; my friends must fail. And Lane, though not exactly a friend, has let me down badly in this respect. Having this slab of a book by my bed has been exquisitely painful for me--although I found that it wasn't so bad once I had Tippexed out the quote from Martin Amis on the front.

-- From Nicholas Lezard's short Anthony Lane rave in this weekend's Guardian Review.

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