Firstly I think it’s important to say that the Grove Reader is not just one person, it’s a group of like minded people with an interest in literature. Of course there are many people with an interest in the written word but not that many who like to share their uneducated and ill informed opinions in a public arena such as this.
After a short hiatus we are now back in the reading and reviewing game; ‘reviewing’ might be a little wide of the mark; there’s not too much critical analysis going on but it might just help sway you to get hold of a copy of the book in question. Borrow it, steal it , download it, whatever – the words are all out there in coherent sentences and waiting to be enjoyed.
There was a time when we concentrated on East Asian literature and short stories from the New Yorker magazine but we’ve expanded our interests a little since then – history plays a big part and why not? What more interesting subject could there be? The documented tales from several thousand years of history are usually more exciting than those a fiction writer can dream up but of course the correct author is needed to convey the facts in a readable and contemporary way.
As we add more genres and authors, the categories lists will expand and make it easier to tack down the review for which you may be searching. Please also check back soon for our recently completed review of the various eReaders available; we’re talking about Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s eReader and a selection of other lesser known brands.
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