But the specter of the slut is inhibiting even in a relatively permissive...– Elaine Blair’s review of Nicholson Baker’s “House of Holes”
Certainly the very mixed quality of the books on the long- and short-lists for...– Paul Bowes in a Not The Booker discussion of Chris Morton’s debut novel, “English Slacker”.
On Sloppy Writing: Lev Grossman's "The Magicians"
Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians”, published in 2009 and “The Magician King”, published two years later, are best-sellers and critically acclaimed. Grossman is an alumnus of Harvard and Yale. He’s a senior writer and book critic for TIME. With all those credentials, it’s natural to expect that his writing would be nothing short of virtuosic. The first...