Multiple gay Bloggie winner Ernie of Little Yellow Different has restored all his wonderful archive posts, which means you can read about the two types of web developers (borderline NSFW, I suppose. Also, do not read while drinking anything.)
I want to be clear: I don’t think Ed Champion is an idiot. I’ve read some of the other, non–Lev Grossman-related posts on his blog (which is mostly about books), and have found them to be highly opinionated but otherwise cogent and well-informed, and sometimes even charming. Ed Champion is not insane. He’s just unswervingly committed to the position that I am a complete tool.
Elsewhere, asked how he would like to see book pages change, he says
At the risk — nay, certainty — of sounding kind of snobbish, I wish book sections in general would leave book-reviewing to the pros. There’s a pervasive notion that anybody who can read can write a book review. Not so. Good god, there is nothing so boring, so dank and unappealing on the page, as a bad book review.
This is a group blog dedicated to exploring the short story form. The title is taken from an article by William Boyd. In it, in distinguishing the short story from the novel, he writes of “the short story’s curious singularity of effect.” This phrase seemed to me to nicely encapsulate the power and the mystery of the short story.
We propose to discuss one short story by a different author each month on this site. By collectively working our way through a series of classic stories in this fashion, we hope to deepen our understanding and enhance our appreciation of the short story form. We begin tomorrow with Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady With the Dog.”