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I have a serious question for you. You're a smart person. You're extremely well read. Yet so often of the time you review this hipster garbage. Do you actually this shit? Or is it the demo of the stranger that it makes business sense? In any given year there are at least 20 amazing non-fiction books that took years of patient research and read like thrillers (like Hellhound on my Trail or Nixonland for example). These books receive far, far less press than they deserve because they're lumped into the category of historical non-fiction. I wish you would cover more books like that.
I'm not complaining (really, I'm not; I learn a lot from comments) but I would advise you to wait until next week and see what gets covered then. Seems like you have a bias toward non-fiction. A lot of people do. And a lot of people don't. I'm trying to cover a broad range, here, because there aren't enough outlets in Seattle that cover books. But I can tell you right now that the section is not always going to be to your liking.
This is an interesting if imperfect debut from a voice that I think will resonate with a lot of readers. (And lucienspringer@5: I didn't quote that sentence just for its craft, but rather for its sweeping audacity. Some of the other sentences in the review are better proof of her craft.) If it doesn't resonate with you, I'll probably cover two other books this month that will resonate with you. I think that's the best I can hope for, honestly. (For instance: Have you read Scott Miller's The President and the Assassin yet? He's a local guy, and it's really excellent historical writing about a time in American history that doesn't get enough attention.)
I don't know. It's a balancing act, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. That's pretty much all I can say.
Hey Paul Constant! You're thoughtful and wonderful! Thanks for your reply in the comments.
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Yeah, that's not her turn of phrase. Ever heard of Full Metal Jacket? Some dude named Kubrick?
"That's like starting a prog album with pan-pipes and a grave voice intoning: Once, a mage walked on the sands of time..."
That sentence made me burst out laughing, in public.
Think I'll skip this book.