Saturday, April 4, 2009

Maximum Gaga: Juliet Cook's review, and some discussion

There's a really good review of Lara Glenum's "Maximum Gaga" by Juliet Cook at Gently Read. To read it click here.

It's a positive review, all in all, and I enjoyed it very much.

Juliet writes that she thought "that the innards of MAXIMUM GAGA were strong and provocative" but sometimes she thinks some of the devices and framing are "gimmicky" and that the work, though it works most of the time, is sometimes "looser, sloppier, and slapdashier."

But Juliet's criticisms are not predatory or mean-spirited and it's obvious that she put a lot of thought and time into her review.

Johannes Goransson has responded, in part, on his blog. Here and here.

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