January 26, 2014

One, two, three, four, let's have a Twitter war!

The authors Mat Johnson and Adam Mansbach just had a Twitter war with “Yo novel” jokes. Behold!
—MJ: Your books so long, they make Donna Tartt's “The Goldfinch” look like a haiku. 
—AM: That novel you wrote in second person is still waiting for a second person to read it. 
—MJ: Your Amazon ranking is featherweight. 
—AM: The good news about your novel is, you can add any number of vampires without decreasing the book's literary merits at all. 
—MJ: Your book got a bad review on Reading Rainbow. 
—AM: The middle-aged professor having an affair with his student is by the far the most original part of your novel. 
—MJ: Your audio book is 12 hours long but the last four are the narrator snoring. 
—AM: The Library of Congress filing info in the front of your book reads "1. Pretentious BS–Fiction 2. Dillettantes–Fiction." 
—MJ: Your book killed Borders.

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