Reviewing Books

The more you write, the more you read, the more you read, the more you…review? As a book reviewer, I put myself in the role of perpetual literature student. When I enter the world of the book I’m to review, one clue that the writer is successful is that I forget I am reviewing the book. The harder I have to work to maintain the distance of analysis, the better the book.

It’s been an honor and joy to review books regularly for the Los Angeles Review. The journal is produced by a core team of passionate writers and readers, and the quality of the paper and electronic version is breathtaking. Read the online version here:

Here’s my most recent review about THE INFERNAL by Mark Doten:

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