Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Itzkoff Watch Continues

One of my top-secret, highly-paid spies has slipped me information that indicates that this week's New York Times Book Review will have another "Across the Universe" column by a certain Dave Itzkoff.

In fact, I have seen a PDF of this column, which I will read and report back on once I get to a printer. Further mockery of Itzkoff should be expected.

It's another theme column, covering Neil Gaiman's new story collection Fragile Things and Absolute Sandman Volume 1, the massive compendium of the first half of the Sandman comic, written by Gaiman and illustrated by various folks.

First thoughts, before reading:
  1. Itzkoff's not going to cover much of the field if he only reviews at most two closely-related books once a month.
  2. I guess this answers the question of whether "science fiction" (Itzkoff being the official SF reviewer) includes "fantasy" for New York Times purposes.


Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ. I give up on this guy. I'm sure Gaiman needs the exposure. Jeez.


Anonymous said...

Just a slight correction as the ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 only collects about the first third of the series. There are plans to have a total of 4 volumes in this format collecting the series.

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