Review Whew

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006, 1:39 pm

Because I’m bashful I didn’t go up and introduce myself to Barry Greenstein when he spoke at the WPBT event in December. I had a more pragmatic reason as well–I wrote a review of Ace in the Hole, and after hearing Michael Craig talk about the 10,000-word email discussion he and Barry had about disputed passages in Michael’s book I feared having to defend my review right there on the spot. So I just lurked in the shadows and kept my profile low.

I guess Barry thought the review was OK, as he linked to it on his website. My review is even listed ahead of those written by illuminaries such as Calistri, McManus, Rosenbloom and Lovinger. Wait, maybe they’re just in alphabetical order…no, R is after L, and Mark Gregorich’s review is first. Well, maybe that’s just out of courtesy, as Gregorich is also a professional. Yes, I think that’s how I’ll justify it to myself.

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One Response to “Review Whew”

  1. Felicia Says:

    Excellent review, Gene.

    My mind is so foggy from chemo, but if I remember correctly, Barry discussed why he included certain reviews on his site, and excluded others.

    For instance, he didn’t include mine or Mason’s because we “sucked up” too much, lol!

    I think this was on 2+2 in the book/publication section.

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