Since I’m going to be posting on the Ramones and “Wooly Bully” soon enough, here’s a gesture towards my intellectual sophistication—two interesting literary links, one on V.S. Naipaul’s reputation, and another on J.G. Ballard “predicting” the British riots.

Hat tips to Ricochet and Instapundit, respectively.

P.S. I love Naipaul, but do not know much about Ballard other than he seems a bit depraved/extreme (Ian Curtis of Joy Division fame read him a lot) and his autobiography served as the basis for Speilberg’s chilling but great Empire of the Sun. Any thoughts out there on his quality or lack of it as a writer?

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