goddamn it all to hell, y'all know how much i like john irving: a lot. and then the bastard goes and uses "comprised" incorrectly and now i feel like there are no safe havens left in this universe. i feel punched in the literary solar plexus and i think i might cry myself to sleep tonight. or not. but i am so very very disappointed. almost as disappointed as if he'd written "jumped off of" or "for doris and i." almost, but not quite. why, the latter would have been a blatant deal breaker.
john, next time, use "composed" and leave "comprised" to those who know how to use it properly. ok? thanks.