[Ibogaine] Daniel Pinchbeck's new book in NY Times
ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
Thu Jun 22 12:28:56 EDT 2006
although I should note that when writing a book or anything review for HT,
my space alotment is rather tight, so they are usually, indeed, rather
pithy. Not by choice but by necessity.
I just wrote a review of the brilliant book Psychedelic Horizons, by Thomas
B. Roberts, and had to do it in 250 words (I think I managed to turn it in
at 268, a very are thing in that I often if not usually turn them in too
long and force my editors to cut what they feel isn't pertinent, as I always
have more I wanna say than my space allows).
Anyway, though I should point that out, that pithy is a problem for me and
I'm sure many other folk who do write reviews, most often again I imagine
due to the very same issue I have- space limitiations.
Peace, love and respect,
"Madness is not enlightenment, but the search for enlightenment is often
mistaken for madness"
ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Preston Peet" <ptpeet at nyc.rr.com>
To: <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [Ibogaine] Daniel Pinchbeck's new book in NY Times
> 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,
> "Madness is not enlightenment, but the search for enlightenment is often
> mistaken for madness"
> Richard Davenport-Hines
> ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
> Editor "Underground- The Disinformation Guide to Ancient Civilizations,
> Astonishing Archeology and Hidden History"
> Editor "Under the Influence- the Disinformation Guide to Drugs"
> Editor http://www.drugwar.com
> Cont. High Times mag/.com
> Cont. Editor http://www.disinfo.com
> Columnist New York Waste
> ----- 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
> Sneak preview the all-new Yahoo.com. It's not radically different. Just
> radically better.
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