[Ibogaine] Daniel Pinchbeck's new book in NY Times

Preston Peet ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
Wed Jun 21 18:31:50 EDT 2006

Uh, have to pipe here to say that I myself write reviews of many books, and 
often even videogames- the games so I can get paid to play them (and even 
get the games for free more often than not) and the books because they 
interest me and I want to let others know about the books that interest me, 
and again, I get paid to read and write about them.
Hopefully few find me or my many reviews to be "pompous, pissy, prissy, 
pithy, snide" but rather informative and even on occaasion entertaining..

Peace, love and respect,

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mistaken for madness"
Richard Davenport-Hines

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Mystical Pup
To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [Ibogaine] Daniel Pinchbeck's new book in NY Times

Sadly, this is true; if only the people they choose to be critics (or the 
people with EGOS large enough to assume that their righteous, all-knowing 
Oz-like, one-size-fits-all opinions are grand enough and on-point enough to 
make a  difference) didn't become so pompous, pissy, prissy, pithy, snide, 
and etc. in their reviews.

But how wonderful for the so-called critics that so many people actually 
have to rely on them in order to ferret out the good from the bad.  Keeps 
them rolling in the bread, that's for sure.  AND they get in to see the 
movies for free, the plays for free, the TV screenings for free ... and they 
even get to read Daniel Pinchbeck's book for free.

How about a poll to see how accurate the critics actually are!?


p.s.  Almost didn't go to see Da Vinci Code because of the critics (I heard 
folks booed the movie at the Cannes Film Festival.  What an unexpected 
surprise to find that I actually enjoyed the movie.

Eye of the Bhogi <freedomroot at gmail.com> wrote:
On 6/20/06, Dave Brockman <davebroc at gmail.com> wrote:

Dave, I think you are avoiding the nuance I am trying to draw about the 
intellectual purpose of book reviews.  Personally, I don't have enough 
increments of $30 to buy every book that triggers my interest.  Nor time to 
read the 1008+ tomes already on our shelves.  And I have overdue library 
fines from every place I've had a card in the last seven years...because I 
keep thinking space will expand enough to let me finish taking those notes 
and copying those pages and... But this is the endless dilemma of academic 
culture:  so many words, so many new ideas, so little time.

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