Over the past couple of years, as newspapers throughout the country have cut back on books coverage, there’s been a great deal of hand-wringing in the critical community about the future of reviews. I have attended more than one panel dedicated to the subject, and despite some distinguished, eloquent participants, these get-togethers are ultimately ineffectual affairs. The extinction of book pages are just another sign of the extinction of newspapers themselves, which are likely to keep folding at a healthy pace in years to come. This is not something I celebrate. But even a relative Luddite such as myself (no BlackBerry, no Kindle, no Twittering) gets most of his shorter-form journalism online. I read the New York Times almost exclusively on a screen.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
New site alert
A place to go for reviews and discussion of books new and old. (Second Pass)