Having a nodding acquaintance with the book you just read

The old expression for excusing a momentary slip-up is "Even Homer nods ... " Perhaps we can coin a new one for the embarrassing silence that occurs when you're asked a perfectly general question about a book you just read and even reviewed and now can't remember a thing about: Even Scott McLemee forgets ...

November 8, 2007 10:54 AM |



Best of the Vault


Pat Barker, Frankenstein, Cass Sunstein on the internet, Samuel Johnson, Thrillers, Denis Johnson, Alan Furst, Caryl Phillips, Richard Flanagan, George Saunders, Michael Harvey, Larry McMurtry, Harry Potter and more ...


Big D between the sheets -- Dallas in fiction


Reviewing the state of reviewing


9/11 as a novel: Why?


How can critics say the things they do? And why does anyone pay attention? It's the issue of authority.

The disappearing book pages:  

Papers are cutting book coverage for little reason

Thrillers and Lists:  

Noir favorites, who makes the cut and why



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