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Seven deadly sins, three myths

Wednesday July 27th 2005, 12:10 pm

Meanwhile, the Seven Deadly Sins of Book Reviewing:

(3) THE PHILIP-ROTH-IS-NATHAN-ZUCKERMAN FUNDAMENTAL ERROR. One of my pet peeves is a review that insists on confusing the protagonist with the author. S.L. Wisenberg uses as an example of a Texas Observer review of her novel The Sweetheart Is In. “The reviewer keeps saying that the main character […]





Newsweek’s book numbers

Wednesday July 27th 2005, 11:59 am

Tingle Alley points out an article in Newsweek that says

Could it be? Americans are spending less time at the movies because they’re too busy — reading. In May (as “Kingdom of Heaven” bombed), sales of adult hardcovers jumped 29.6 percent, adult paperbacks 18.4 percent and children’s hardcovers 21.2 percent over the […]





 
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