Fan Email

Here is an email I received this morning regarding my novel Dr. Identity:

I just discovered your work 15 minutes ago (as a result of someone quoting the line about Bob Dostoevsky blowdrying his armpits), and the sample .pdf on your site is a nice treat. But the little proofreader in my head waved a flag as I reached page 19 of the text (page 5 of the .pdf). "An agonized expression overcame Dostoevsky as if relinquishing the orange was comparable to losing a limb. He bore his rotten teeth, knitted his burly monobrow." Surely that should be, he *bared* his rotten teeth?