“People often ask me how I choose books to review. There’s no simple answer; also no especially interesting answer. I review books if they do something I’ve never seen done before; or if I fall in love with them; or if they shock me or piss me off or otherwise won’t leave me alone; if they alter the way my brain works; if I can’t stop thinking about them; if for whatever reason I absolutely have to tell people about them.”
Time’s book critic, Lev Grossman.
[Image is a still from this cheeky video about Grossman’s own ‘fancy book,’ The Magicians and his drinking habits.]
We will keep this in mind.