ENTITLED AUTHORS: Colby Cosh writes: “Anyone who has read an interview with children’s author/grumpy village atheist Philip Pullman will surely have sensed that he was a bit of an a-hole. He proved the hypothesis, with the cataclysmic decisiveness of a Shaq slam-dunk, in a January 20 address concerning austerity-driven public-library closures in the UK. It is the speech of someone who believes every jot and tittle ever put to paper about his infallible genius.”
I might be tempted to believe every jot and tittle about my infallible genius, too — if anybody ever, you know, wrote about that. Couldn’t I get a jot or two? Hell, I’d settle for a tittle. . . .