Friday, May 16, 2003

Digested Reads from the Guardian
The book reviewers at the Guardian summarize books and then summarize the summary. They have used this method to praise Dave Eggers as well as to bury him. They typically use these digested reads as negative reviews, though, and they're in the style of the original author, so they're quite amusing if you're familiar with him or her. I mentioned The Book Against God by critic James Wood some weeks ago and here is the digested take on it. Warning: scathing criticism included. Also ripped apart was The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, something my friends have had mixed reactions to. Of course, one could ridicule anything -- even Shakespeare -- with digested reads, so I question their validity.


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