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Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud

"Then I realized that I was falling victim to one of the fallacies of the bad reviewer (whose habits we already discussed at length in yesterday’s commentary). I was wishing that Hamid had written a different book than he had. How I might have written this story is completely irrelevant. It would be like dismissing The Godfather because I wished it were a musical. The novel needs to be considered on its own terms."

Kevin Guilfoile, The Morning News Tournament of Books: Ozeki versus Hamid

Source: http://www.themorningnews.org/tob