Bookmarks Magazine: book reviews periodical
April 20, 2008 8:07 PM   Subscribe

Bookmarks Magazine has long been one of my favorite book review periodicals because it aggregates and summarizes reviews from many sources, for example: The Children of Húrin. Recently they have opened up the back-issue archive to non-subscribers.

In addition to reviews, each issue has a number of regular features including "What one book.." (expert recommendations on the best books for a subject), "Book by book" (classic author and books profile) and a cover page featured article. Most of these are not online (yet?) but here are some:

Featured article: 101 Crackerjack Sea Books
Featured article: Historical fiction
Book by book: Emile Zola
Book by book: James Joyce
What one book: Globalization
What one book: Investing
posted by stbalbach (6 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
This is excellent, and not just because metacritic stopped covering books last year.

Thanks, stbalbach.
posted by cog_nate at 8:11 PM on April 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

Hurin is probably the most depressing book I've read in many years (good tho).
posted by Brocktoon at 8:23 PM on April 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

they missed spengler's review of CoH, which was awesome! basically he praises tolkien for 'bene gesserit'-like "religious engineering" :P
posted by kliuless at 8:27 PM on April 20, 2008

I bookmarked the home page for later - this should provide hours of enjoyment as I troll through the genres.
posted by Ber at 11:26 AM on April 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

"What one book" reminds me of one of the all time great Ask.Mefi posts:

What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople?
posted by takeyourmedicine at 4:04 PM on April 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

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