What Is to Be Done About Book Reviews?

Apparently, Talking Points Memo is kicking around the idea of doing book reviews, and Josh Marshall, TPM’s lord asked the following ask on Twitter mere minutes ago:

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I have my own (admittedly highly self serving) views on the subject, which you can doubtless guess. But what is the need out there? How can we improve book coverage so that new works, or neglected old ones, can be assessed on their merits instead of simply ignored, and how can TPM, or any website, be a part of that? Feed me your thoughts, reading several.

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