Saturday, December 3, 2011

Similar Writer Mentioned In Book

I started reading "Boomsday" by Christopher Buckley at the recommendation of a friend, and early into it I started thinking of Carl Hiaasen (in my habit of comparing new books to familiar ones), if he wrote political fiction, would be just like this. I kept reading, and lo and behold, whose name should appear in the text?

None other than Carl's of course! (Page 148 in the hardback edition)

I do so enjoy it when writers refernce each other,and not just in the sense of recent authors mentioning classical pieces (though Boomsday certainly does plenty of that!).

From what I've seen, many of my favorite writers make up a close-knit community of friends. It makes me happy and jealous.