by Mark Haskell Smith
If you missed it, well... what can I say? The smackdown between myself and Matt Richtel last night was a real donneybrook (another word, like "nipple slip" that I never get to use), a cross between a deep and thoughtful psychological exploration of the act of writing, a nuts n' bolts craft seminar, and penis measuring contest between two extremely well-endowed authors. The fact that Hooked is a Book Sense Pick and Salty is a Book Sense Notable Book and there we were together on the same stage... well it was like Jet Li and Jackie Chan in a Hong Kong steel cage Mortal Kombat-to-the-death. David Hewson was there to mop up the blood.