Fess up. What makes you want to do violence to a book?
What makes you want to push an interviewee right-big-toe first into a dull-bladed, hand-cranked mincing machine, and makes your hands itch to turn the crank?
What makes you feel these thoughts — and why, why, why?
And are you influenced by nationality when seeking something for reading pleasure?
Do you wish writers would just shut up about their books — that writers were an improvement on good children: never seen, never heard? Would your ideal writer be someone who gets a nice dry crust in return for a manuscript pushed through a hole in a locked door?
I pose these questions to you, and more, from the questions and my replies in the Chronicles Network interview organised by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy.
What do you think? And why, why, why?