I’m afraid so, Kay!
I was being tricky, trying to seduce people into reading my little send-up of a Conceptual Arts Quarterly review.
The critic’s reaction to David’s art and David’s reaction to the critic’s sentiment — which is representative of the art world’s reaction in general — are important to the novel.
I figured placing it where I did gave it a fair chance of being read, but that also meant that I had no room left to continue with the story. The next chapter is long, and doesn’t have good breaking points.
You won’t be disappointed!
cc: Fred Shirley