• Bland writing - timid, antiseptic, vanilla writing - is nearly as unhealthy as the brutal and dark. Instead of sipping, say, elixir, nectar, tequila, or champagne, the reader is invited to slurp lumpy milk or choke on the author's dust bunnies.

    "The Syntax of Sorcery: An Interview with Tom Robbins". Interview with Tony Vigorito, June 6, 2012.