Anyone out there who is not just a "book lover" but who really cares about writing as a vanishing art form (which it is, I am sad to say -- despite the evidence to the contrary, those megatons of world wide webinet verbiage that get dumped on us every day, and yes I do count my own contributions to the cultural pollution as nothing more than shovelware) . . .
-- ahem, as I was saying --
If you care about writing as an art form, follow this link and read it through to the end. It's quite well done, and it's exactly what I've been yammering about all along, and I'm glad someone else is finally standing up. Banville is a writer that I respected, until now. Until now, I would have thought he was a writer who was intelligent enough to know better.