This comment has been going around my online book club. It raised discussion, but most of the discussion was about how wrong the original author was. A lot of the comments were about how the author’s comment muddied up the thoughts in the brains of the book group members.
I don’t really read for knowledge. I read for entertainment. I don’t read to write more books. I don’t write expecting to give knowledge to anyone.
The final decision was that the author is just attention seeking and trying to get others to talk about him. It seems that it worked.