Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I've finally more-or-less completed my review of Susan Nagel's Marie Therese, Child of Terror, now up at

That's the last long review, with quotes, etc., I plan to do. With it I still followed too closely to the accepted "rules." From hereon with all my reviews I'm throwing out the rules. (As I did in the 1990's with my review zeen, New Philistine.) Book reviews have to be revamped. They have to be punchy and provocative. They must be quickly exciting. There's no place for outdated rules in a new literary environment.

(I'll be using this new blog for longer pieces of mine; prose and poetry both.)

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