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Poisoned Pens


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Gary Dexter is the writer of a long-running column for the Sunday Telegraph.


A splendid book... just see how these writers fail to love each other. Sunday Telegraph There's something refreshing in hearing Don Quixote described as 'insufferably dull', even if you're inclined to disagree. Independent on Sunday It can be a rather ugly spectacle - literary pugilism from men you suspect wouldn't have been much cop in a real fight - but it is always compelling. Sunday Tribune Should appeal to bibliophiles, especially those with a cynical sense of humour. Whenever I see that a book has been written by one of my friends has got a really good review -- a pang goes through me. I didn't say that, Gore Vidal did. But he speaks for many writers, and for the sin of envy. If you want to see envy and anger and pride (three of the deadliest) getting hilariously into their stride, read 'Poisoned Pens'. I found myself rooting and spluttering as the rant went on. Guess what I did when Harold Bloom told the Wall Street Journal what a rotton writer JK Rowling really is? Glasgow Herald

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