16280Re: [mythsoc] Alan Jacobs book
- Jan 27, 2006Factual errors are becoming a great annoyance. They get repeated.
Doesn't anyone read these things? Of course, when what is arguably
America's best general magazine New Yorker got in $$ doodoo, guess who
got laid off first?
The fact checkers.
Moral of the story: Bill Wyman is the only Rolling Stones historian to
trust. He wrote it down as he lived it.
Ooops. Slight topic shift.
John D. Rateliff wrote:
>Had to give up on trying to read Alan Jacobs' THE NARNIAN a week or so ago,
>since found myself getting too annoyed at the factual errors. I very much
>enjoyed some of the things Jacobs had to say (he's written the best short
>bit on Barfield's importance to Lewis I've ever come across) but couldn't
>stick out all the misreadings and contradictions (he immediately followed
>the Barfield passage by asserting that Harwood and Hamilton-Jenkins were
>Inklings). Can someone who enjoyed the book post something nice about it,
>reasons why you enjoyed it? Maybe I'm being too harsh on it, and a different
>perspective might enable me to pick it back up and finish the thing.
> --John R.
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