“The New York Times, the paper of record, had written a fictitious character to verify a fact.”

July 8, 2012 | 1 book mentioned

Patrick Somerville’s latest novel, This Bright River, was recently reviewed in The New York Times by Janet Maslin, who found the book to be, among other things, “soggy.” Unfortunately, some of her critique was based on a mistaken reading of Somerville’s work. I’ll let Patrick take it from here.

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