Today I was going to write about Daniyal Mueenuddin’s short story collection In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, but then I left the house without the book in my bag. So I’m going to air my private views about critical writing instead.Continue reading “The Basic Unit of All Criticism”
– apparent meaning: much praised.
– lazy function: to excuse the reviewer from finding any independent reasons why this author should be more important to you than an equivalent weight of white raisins.
– unintended revelation: The reviewer read a bunch of other reviews of the book first, to get some ideas for their own review, and discovered most of the others were positive; alternatively, the reviewer considers this author too popular to poke with a critical stick.