Monday, November 23, 2009

Jacob Mooney On Reviewing

Another perceptive post from Jacob Mooney. I like this --

"If a book review reads like a consumer report on a microwave, the reviewer has failed to take any chances, to have vision, and has let me down."(Mooney)

Or the academic-descriptive opposite: "Get it hot!"

One of only a few disagreements I have is his contention that a good review is, or should be, harder to write than a good poem.

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