Archives for: November 2009

Getting to the essence of a book

November 4th, 2009
Because someone brought up A World Lit Only by Fire in a Facebook post, I thought I'd check out the reviews on amazon. This brilliant snippet is from a 4-star review, and tells me everything that I need to know about the book: "It is easy and intere… more »

More editing, not less

November 3rd, 2009
As further evidence that as an author becomes more successful, they require the services of a non-obsequious editor more than before and not less, we can apparently look to John Keegan's recent history of the Civil War. John Keegan, author of the e… more »

Bridges, and the lack thereof

November 1st, 2009
So, the Bay Bridge is still closed. Which means that commuters will be moving south (and north, but I don't care about that), and clogging my bridge. Yes, mine. I've been commuting across it for over 13 years, so I think I have a pretty good claim to it… more »