Why I am a Bad Correspondent

“When the novel comes to an end, I feel a certain letdown, a loss of contact. It is natural to want to recapture that feeling by reading other works by the same author, or by corresponding with him/her directly. All of this seems perfectly reasonable—I should know, since I have had these feelings myself! But it turns out to be a bad idea.” Neal StephensonWhy I am a Bad CorrespondentNeal Stephenson)