I'm participating in two novel-writing groups. They are very different and balance each other quite well. I have learned a lot through this process, and one of the main things I've learned is that thinking 'The Manticore' is one of the best books in print ruins me as a successful modern writer. I say this at least partially tongue-in-cheek. Seriously, folks, I did read a lot Jungian authors in my thirties, meaning books by Jungian therapists about their theories and discoveries and case studies. Robertson Davies' book is simply a fictionalized version of those. And I do sometimes wonder if I'm ruined as a novelist because of it.