Raskolinkov's axe and other matters. Quo vadis, modern editor?


Well-Known Member
Aug 21, 2010
I hope you can read this review in the Wall Street Journal by Gary Saul Morson, of fact-impaired Mud and Stars by Sara Wheeler.

It's a pity an editor didn't get hold of the author and demand she change these errors of fact (at least).

I wonder if you folks run across books containing obvious errors of fact and interpretation that make you wish for editors who would actually spot such things before books were printed and demand the blemishes be fixed.

I know... wish for the moon.