The Awl's Maria Bustillos makes a wonderful case that Dave Eggers is like a latter-day Wyndham Lewis: Both men are extremely talented, and both men are extremely hated.
...I’ve made a table of Google searches using the phrase “I hate _________,” and put in a lot of divisive-seeming haute-literary names.
Mary Karr: 0 Donna Tartt: 0 Ben Kunkel: 0 Marisha Pessl: 1 Ayelet Waldman: 1 Jonathan Franzen: 2 Michael Chabon: 2 Richard Powers: 2 Joan Didion: 4 Elizabeth Wurtzel: 89 Zadie Smith: 102 Jonathan Safran Foer: 120 Rick Moody: 374 David Sedaris: 774 Dave Eggers: 3880
Besides the flashy use of Google, Bustillos makes a fine case against Eggers-hating. You should read it.