Tuesday, January 15, 2008

One-minute review

Alex Ross updates us on his book. If he doesn't win the National Book Critics Award, then it will be highway robbery on the grandest scale.

My review, which I have sort of dodged, of The Rest is Noise is simply this: If you have not read this book yet, then you are an idiot. Not because failure to read his book evinces some sort of lack of erudition and intellectual curiosity (a case could be made); rather, because you are depriving yourself of one of the best books of the last five or six years.

This is, of course, just my opinion. I am not, though, even remotely wrong.