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I would appreciate this commentary more if it didn't resort to the shorthand of labeling Doyle "mediocre." I'm not a fan of 'rating' writers anyway -- literature isn't the NBA draft, nor should it be treated that way -- and besides, mediocre in what sense? Ability with dialogue? Characters? Plot? Sense of place? Mediocre is a word that carries a charge, and shouldn't be deployed so casually, in my opinion.

Daniel Green

I did use "mediocre" as shorthand--shorthand for "uninteresting," "predictable," "bland." This is, of course, just my opinion, but the point is that Doyle comes miles short of Joyce's achievement.

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