Review plans for the next few days
November 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
This will not be the case with the non-fiction reviews. Although four of the five are biographies of one form or another, there are elements of histories in three of these. I am contemplating doing a dual review of Mary Gabriel’s Love and Capital (on Karl and Jenny Marx) and Manning Marable’s Malcolm X in order to suss out a few tangential connections in approach and research. If I do so, this will be the only time that I’ll condense a review (although to be honest, I’m more likely to get closer to the 2000 word mark in such a dual review essay).
I aim to have these books reviewed by Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest, as the award winners will be announced Wednesday night. If I have time, I’ll do a post prior to that listing my choices in the four categories (which will be a difficult task, thankfully, due to the high quality of finalists in most of these categories).