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LET'S REVIEW: BOOK REVIEWING AS LITERARY CRITICISM

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02/01/2007

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Jonathan

I think Alan Cheuse should be executed for writing that. How dare he.

susan

It's likely that just as with all other commodities, books are touted for the money they'll bring in, and seasonal is one of the best regarded elements of sales. Even scary movies are scheduled to come out for Halloween, as if that had anything to do with their value, even as entertainment.

I don't pay much attention to what's currently hot, instead spending most of my reading time on as many of the classics (proven to endure). I have enough of those to catch up on and no doubt by the time I get to "this winter's hot picks" they'll either still be considered a good read, or they'll be long forgotten.

Jimmy Beck

The thing is, it's such a backhanded compliment: "This is ONE of the best books of THE LAST FIVE WEEKS." So, even as ass-kissing PR flak it's pretty lame.

Ronald Damien Malfi

Nicely put...

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