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2 Responses to "Book News for Monday, March 9, 2009"
May 28, 2009 at 09:38 AM
the only thing hipper than bolano's 2666 is the ultra hip, mondo-modern, uber-critic. there's just enough of them to hide but not enough to yet to be called a minority. they're the trendiest group this side of the eggerselites. they've never seen ET and they don't know who created the star wars franchise. you're the dissenters of dissent. how hip of you.
March 25, 2009 at 09:59 AM
just piping up here to say that I loved your execution of the basketball metaphor. I just read your judgment through for the first time, and I was totally impressed with your writing. I'm here checking out the archive of your Powells blog posts for that reason! I think what impressed me was exactly that the metaphor never seemed over-extended or forced. I expected that it would, at that length, but you kept the description of court action vivid *and* clearly representative of actual qualities in the narratives of the two books. I have not yet read the commentary from the box, but before having Kevin Guilfoile's opinion mix with my reaction (and then maybe I'll weigh in there with a late comment), I want to say to you Bravo! a top-notch, totally enjoyable bit of writing. thanks!
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