- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 14, 2006


A journalist friend of mine says that while the pay is low, our work has great psychic income — e.g., you get to say mean things in print about people you don’t like.

That’s nothing, apparently, compared to what novelists can get away with.

Check out this piece by the New Republic’s Michael Crowley, who, it would seem, is the target of … how to put it? … a write-by shooting in Michael Crichton’s latest novel “Next.” (Caution: There’s some graphic sexual language.)

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