Saturday, August 23, 2008

Over the LATC's Head

Despite my recent resignation from this blog, NOE has yet relinquish my access to the site. So, I feel compelled to post, though I will resist from posting about how NOE and Koland's Labor Day Party at their new place in LA has been canceled and instead post about our favorite whipping-boy/rag the Los Altos Town Crier.

A while back I posted about local scholar David Grewal's new book Network Power and how the LATC probably would not cover it. Well, either LATC staff reads this blog or they actually flipped through the copy Yale University Press sent them a few months ago, because this past week someone "special to the Town Crier" decided to review it. But don't worry folks, the LATC hasn't lost its touch. The reviewer complains that it was over her head and makes a comparison of the theory of network power to that of String Theory. She wishes Grewal could use "techniques of creative nonfiction" to clarify his argument. If anyone knows what "techniques of creative nonfiction" are, please let me know.

Oh yeah, and for a more educated review of Network Power, check out today's Boston Globe.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Town Crier is lame, uneducated and pathetic.

Nemesis of Evil said...

I am also enjoying the book, but I suspect I would like it better if it were a cartoon instead, or maybe a baseball game.

Koland said...

We canceled the party?
That's news to me. I was looking forward to it.
-Erik

BigDra said...

Haha, really? Talk to your roommate! If its on, we'll be there!

Koland said...

Jon says he might be out of town. I'm still down to host -- we should just go to a bar or something.