I always thought loudmouth, pugnacious Mailer was a bore, and that was even before my beautiful but alcoholic and suicidal aunt told me she thought he was a genius. His "The Naked and the Dead" war novel was, uh, pretty awful. Like something a staff officer would cobble together about the combat he never saw. This piece sums NM up much better than I can, or would even want to. Adios, Norman. Now go fade to well-deserved obscurity.
Via Roger L. Simon