Ed Driscoll

Dead Dog

In a case of fish meeting barrel, P.J. O’Rourke reviews Dog Days, the new novel by Ana Marie Cox, the Novelist Formerly Known As Wonkette.

It’s a case of shooting fish in a barrel, and O’Rourke has plenty of ammo to use up. I found it via Frank Martin, who highlights this paragraph by O’Rourke:

Creative writing teachers should be purged until every last instructor who has uttered the words “Write what you know” is confined to a labor camp. Please, talented scribblers, write what you don’t. The blind guy with the funny little harp who composed The Iliad , how much combat do you think he saw?

Spot-on.