Here's Kingsley Amis with his cat, Sarah.
Here’s Kingsley Amis with his cat, Sarah.

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In the age of Twitter, authors like J.K. Rowling shut people down pretty much every day.

It’s not a new thing, though.

Back in 1975, British novelist Kingsley Amis was shutting people down with the best of them. The only difference was the medium.

On Monday, the Twitter account @LettersOfNote shared a response Amis sent to a fan who had requested a signed photo.

He really didn’t mince his words.

What a total badass.

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