I am really pleased with Jeff VanderMeer’s reaction in his blog to my real-time review of The WEIRD! It was an alephantine pleasure and a hard-won fulfilment for me to harvest such thoughts and srednidipities from this titanic editorial work by both Reva-Menders. It is my own landmark read in the Autumn of my years, if not in my whole lifetime. I saw Prince November – and I was happy.
Not wishing to be melodramatic or pretentious, but the thoughts I am trying to express above are of that order.
Extract from Jeff’s blog: So I would argue that we need more *reviews* that are both in-depth and sympathetic. That display evidence that the reviewer has allowed the text to be not just at the center of their attention, but to have all of their attention.
Link to the index for my real-time review by clicking on the book’s cover:-