Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"Short Stack": New Washington Post Book Blog

The Washington Post has started a daily-ish blog about books called Short Stack, which can be found here.

I thought this post was interesting, about what a reviewer’s responsibility is when a book has a “secret”: reveal or not? This discussion was in regard to the new Philip Roth novel (which I feel is getting more than enough publicity on its own without my mentioning it by title). From what I’ve read about this book, it seems to me as though because the secret comes in within the first quarter of the book, and because it doesn’t really make sense to talk about the book without it, revealing is okay. Reviewers dishing on whodunit…not so cool.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.