Sunday, April 22, 2007

whaddya know - book blogging is good!

While bloglining today, I went from some of Jen's links about book reviewing and blogging to this review of a Daniel Pinkwater book at "Outside of a Cat." It made the review stand out more, somehow... it's very much a personal review, with details you would never find in a magazine, but also insightful and educated. The kind of review that makes you want to talk books with the person who wrote it.

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Blogger Monica Edinger bligged...

This is indeed an excellently penned review, but I have to disagree that it has "details you would never find in a magazine."

Some of the best essays I've ever read were reviews in magazines like The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic Monthly, and Harpers. Pauline Kael's movie reviews in The New Yorker come immediately to mind; she was much admired and hated in equal order in her day, but I would imagine all would have agreed that her reviews were chock full of details.

4/23/2007 2:52 AM  
Blogger web bligged...

By "magazine" I was thinking more "book review journal."

4/23/2007 10:07 AM  

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