aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

The decline of book reviews

In newspapers anyway, as reported here by the Wall Street Journal. Sure, there are plenty of blogs and book review sites, but to me (and it could just be my age) none of them has the power of a newspaper book review. Like take this one, from the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan (Full disclosure: the name alone gives me chills!). Way back in March 2006, they reviewed Shock Point and said it "will capture your attention and hold it." For some reason, Putnam sent me the clipping this week. But someone has to read this paper, right? Maybe for a few weeks I was a big seller in South Dakota.

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