Max Allan Collins on other writers

This is from a short essay posted on boingboing.net titled “Who do you read?, by prolific crime novelist (and Road to Perdition graphic novel writer) Max Allan Collins. In explaining why he doesn’t read any contemporary peers, he says this bit (with tongue planted firmly in cheek), although I’m sure there’s more than a bit of truth to it:

Here’s the real reason: all other writers fall into the following categories: worse than me, so why should I put myself through it; as good as me, so why should I bother; and better than me, and, well, screw those guys.

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