Originally, I'd hoped to call this blog something more straightforward, like Backlist.com. Unfortunately, or possibly even fortunately, as it may signify another like-minded soul, it's been taken.
At any rate, I work in an independent bookstore, and I think a lot about things like backlist, midlist, frontlist. Frontlist just means very recently published books. Backlist is everything else. I'm a slow reader. By the time I'm ready to comment on something, it's inevitably lost it's shiny newness. Having enjoyed a brief stint as a frontlist reviewer before my local paper decided that it could largely do without such things, I thought,like everyone else in the universe, "Well, maybe I'll start a blog..."
One Man's Opinion: A MAN'S HEAD by GEORGES SIMENON - I read three Maigret novels while I was in France at the beginning of the month, each of which provided me with lots of the mood and atmosphere I was aft...
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