Friday, June 29, 2007

Reviewing: a review

I haven't yet had a chance to read through all of Alex Good's essay on the State of Reviewing in Canada (seems to call for the upper case, like a report from a royal commission) – mostly I skimmed it for my own name....

At first blush it looks mostly like "sky is blue" kind of stuff – book reviews are not taken seriously, reviewers are not paid well, most reviewers don't know what they're doing, undeserving books hog all the attention, big names gets handled with kid gloves, o tempora, o mores, etc. – but I'm sure it's still worth a read.

I may add my own two cents later.

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