A review -- this time a not too kindly one -- of Passenger Flight in the Montreal Review of Books.
If I should take issue with it -- perhaps best not to bother -- it's hard to believe this reviewer gave the book more than a cursory read. Reducing my inspiration to Charles Baudelaire (with some employment of a “Gertrude Stein solution”) is, well, reductive, and his choice of “Edmonton” as coming closest to B’s “splenetic urban tone” is even getting B. wrong. The review format --it was one of five books reviewed in a column, and the MRB has strict word limits -- lends itself, however, to short shrift.
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