Why book reviews are still important

Tom Lutz on the cultural role that book reviews continue to serve
Editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books Tom Lutz argues for the continued relevance of literary criticism: 'It’s not like we live in a culture that is too well informed. For all the talk of information overload, we are all of us a little behind on our reading. Book reviews, even short ones, provide a service. Longer ones, not because they are longer, but because they can, as Gumport says, address ideas more seriously: they end up becoming a more substantial service.' [Read More]