I love Mailer's quote about the "teeming raptors, I mean raptures, teeming raptures," of the internet. The man could write.

Are you as serene as the author who never reads aby reviews? Or do you sometimes sneak a peek?
Reviews make me wince. I read the ones in newspapers or trade journals - I sort of look at the ones on Amazon. I'm more conscious of the overall star average on Amazon.