Btb3
Beyond the Blurb: On Critics and Criticism. Published by Cow Eye Press

« Taking Down the Gates | Main | How It's Always Been Done »

09/28/2014

Comments

Chris

The HTMLGiant kids are rarely interested in anything other than calling attention to themselves, Dan. Reading it is like -- well, not like having a botworm pulled out of your tear duct, but like hanging out in the student lounge at a second-rate creative writing program. Or maybe just make that "at a creative writing program." Although I completely agree that most reviewers veer toward the "lively" -- Dwight Garner comes to mind. I suppose that's better than reading, say, Michiko Kakutani, since DG actually has a way with words, no matter how derelict in his duties I sometimes find him to be. I don't know why they don't give it up and just cover books they way they cover any Arts Stuff -- as something to buy, as personalities to ogle, as something cool that it's OK to like.

Daniel Green

I fear that the house style of Htmlgiant, which billed itself as the literary magazine of the future, is becoming something like the norm. If that site (now apparently defunct) is a model for the future, contributors are going to have to become better at reviewing, or literature is in a lot of trouble.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Jp3
The Art of Disturbance--Available as Pdf and Kindle Ebook
Deweylp1
Literary Pragmatism--Available as a Pdf