Blog posts are categorized into two broad categories based on type and length: Reviews and Opinions.
Book Reviews can be long or short.
Long book reviews are called Gratin, and can creep over a 1000 words. These also discuss thematic elements briefly.
Don’t like long book reviews? Crisps, or short reviews, are more to your taste. These are always under 500 words and make for a quick read.
Similarly, Opinions are divided into short exploratory pieces called Hashbrowns that rarely exceed 700 words, and long analyses called Tartiflette that can top 2000 words.
Opinion pieces do not look town at you over their noses, so don’t let length daunt you. They are usually informed, sometimes unformed, but always casual, accessible and devoid of academic jargon.
A short review of Thomas Hardy’s tragedy Tess of the d’UrbervillesKeep reading
A brief (but mildly caustic) review of Stephen Greenblatt’s The Swerve.Keep reading
A book review of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.Keep reading
The meaning of Kafka’s A Hunger Artist.Keep reading
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