No Country for Old Men

Clearly Identifying Genre Is Crucial in Today’s Literary Marketplace

I’ve often commented on the importance of understanding the genre in which a work is written, but I’ve also said that it’s easy to become confused.  A great example of the way genre can get fouled up is when analyzing a book such as NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.  I […]

More on Evaluating Book Reviews

Properly evaluating book reviews is not easy, as reviewers come in three categories:  the academician who reviews work for scholarly purposes or pursuits, the professional critic who writes for a newspaper, magazine, or some other established media, and the lay reader who offers abundant opinions on the Internet and elsewhere. […]