Just when I thought I’d never agree with anything Dale Peck said, he goes and says this in an interview with Ellen Heltzel:
Why does literature have to be so boring? And why, when it is funny, does it have to be so juvenile? Dave Eggers does the post-modern, “I’m talking about the book that I’m writing inside the book I’m writing. Isn’t that funny?’’ No, it’s not funny. It’s a lot funnier on “The Simpsons” than it is in Dave Eggers’ book.