Publishers Lunch quotes David Ulin from the LA Times:
writing matters still. Even now, it moves us, stirs us, causes controversy; even now, it makes us argue and debate. The best part of this feud is that it has put a book on the front page, and in so doing, brought us back in touch with the power of the written word. This fall, controversy is everywhere on the literary landscape, from Fox and Franken to Martin Amis, who has been a lightning rod since the outset of his career.