I was hoping for a literary reason to post this picture of an amazing Evel Knievel shrine. The NYT’s Paper Cuts has come to my rescue. The blog quotes a Martin Amis review of a John Updike novel as the source for a phrase that describes a particular kind of book review:
The adversaries of good book-reviewing are many and various, but the chief one is seldom mentioned – perhaps because of its ubiquity. We hear a lot, especially from academics, about reviews not being academic enough; and it is true that ‘name’ reviewing of the Evel-Knievel-on-Kierkegaard variety often shows the reviewer hideously stretched.
I’ll be using that.
We drove past this shrine later in the same evening and the candles were all lit. Awesome.
(photo credit – me. Picture taken on the Cabbagetown side of the Krog Street tunnel.)