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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Poisoned Pens

Poisoned Pens: Literary Invective from Amis to Zola - Gary Dexter

What could be as entertaining as reading one author tear a strip off another?

 

Well, actually, I can think of a lot of things at least as entertaining, if not more so.  But this collection of quotes, reviews and thoughts by authors about other authors, from the classics through to modern fiction, is often entertaining and occasionally gasp inducing.  As Gary Dexter, the editor of Poisoned Pens notes, often a writer's best work is in his or her reduction of another's.

 

An easy one to skim or dip into at leisure, with more than a few read-out-loud worthy bits.