Critical Mass

Twit Hits the Fan—Updated

By Eric Banks

Maybe this isn’t the best way to respond to a somewhat negative review: Still Life with Book Maven reports on Alice Hoffman’s response to Roberta Silman’s review in the Boston Globe of her novel The Story Sisters—with Hoffman posting via Twitter Silman’s telephone number and e-mail address. Interesting thread of comments below.

*And now, Motoko Rich reports, Hoffman has issued a statement in which she says, to paraphrase Redd Foxx, “Sorry if I offended anybody.”