You may have noticed that I've gone quiet over the past 10 days. I am finishing work on my new book, about Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint, and have found little time for blogging. I expect to post sporadically over the next few weeks; I'll pick up the pace again in early December. In the meantime, regular readers who are not subscribing by email may want to consider doing so. It saves the bother of checking for new posts.