Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Cri de coeur ...

... Changing Course.


  1. This is a revolution?

    I don't see how one could be a book critic without returning regularly to the classics.

    I know some reviewers who chomp through books like a bucket of movie popcorn. I've never understood it. How can you evaluate current books without a thorough and recurring immersion in the best of the past? How can you savor a book read at top speed?

    It explains a lot in today's book pages. Alas.

  2. Cynthia, I did not intend to suggest that I was engaging in a revolution but merely a change of direction. There are, it seems, critics, reviewers, and readers of various stripes, and those terms are not interchangeable. But perhaps I am overstating the obvious.