Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Shakespeare Wrote for Money

A cool collection of Hornby's book reviews that he wrote for The Believer. The basic idea of his reviews is that he discusses the books he read over a given month. The funniest article in the book is the month during which the World Cup aired and he actually read no books. One of the strange things about these reviews is that there are no negative reviews, which apparently is a rule of writing for The Believer, so any time Hornby doesn't like something he won't actually mention it by name. Kind of annoying. I'm all of for less snark in reviews but I also want to hear what people don't like; it defines us as much as the things we like.

PS - Thanks to Charlene for giving me this book for xmas. Cheers.

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