Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Newsday, no, PeteLit, yes. Nice.

So, are we supposed to believe that it is just a coincidence that the weekend we happen to roll into New York, Newsday runs its favorite books of the year and Lucky Man is nowhere to be seen? We think not. Are we bitter though? No. And why, because Lucky Man supporter, occasional lunch mate, and rock star blogger Pete Anderson of the ever-illuminating PeteLit blog has named Lucky Man one of his top ten favorite books of the year. While we much appreciate the accolades, we are concerned that Kurt Vonnegut has just rolled-over in his grave. Than again that's Pete's problem not ours. Many thanks dude.

4 comments:

Pete said...

Sorry to rain on your parade, dude, but check that list again. Tanzer comes in two slots below Vonnegut, so the latter's eternal rest likely remains undisturbed.

"Rock star"? More like "bass player in sloppy cover band whose only gig ever was as the opening act for Night Ranger at the 1995 Bumpkin County Fair." But I appreciate your grossly inflated assessment of my prominence, as always.

Ben said...

We knew that we were beneath him, we just weren't sure about how he felt about having to share the same list as us. Meanwhile, we don't consider our position on your prominence to be even remotely inflated, we just write what you ask to when we see you for lunch. That said, you're welcome.

Pete said...

Well, if that's the case, next time we have lunch please remind me to tell you to start referring to me as either "the breakout novelist of 2009" or "Superduperman."

Ben said...

Done, we will plan to do both from this point forward.