" Unfortunately, despite this book's being beautifully extraordinary in its concept, I'd prefer it a lot shorter. It's basically a series of conversations that seem placed pretty randomly. I found most of them uninteresting. Sure, there were gems but like one among each fifteen. The best part (by far) of this book is near the end. There is this chapter discussing how can written fiction mess up your real life relationships and how people insist that your writing must be about them or anything real. //I write fiction and they say it's autobiography and when I write autobiography, they say it's fiction. So I guess I'll just keep writing and let them decide.// -something like that. This part is absolutely brilliant, it's only about ten pages long but it's so good it makes for the whole book. The ending was also very nice, more reality shifting and that's what I love about Philip Roth. He keeps showing me things I can do through literature I haven't even thought of. "
— Martin, 1/25/2014