The Globe and Mail
Saturday, April 9, 2005
Exiled to Canada
Last Notes: And Other Stories
By Tamas Dobozy
HarperCollins, 179 pages, $24.95
Reviewed by Antanas Sileika
In this remarkable debut collection of short stories –
Woah. Stop. Cut. Cut. People, that was horrible. A mistake in the fourth word of the review? That is simply unacceptable for Canada’s newspaper of record. Dobozy is the author of the very excellent collection of short stories When X Equals Marylou that appeared in 2002. He also wrote a novel called Doggone.
As a freelance writer, I cannot entirely blame Sileika, as I know what it is to make mistakes. But surely the editors of the books section would catch this mistake, given that When X Equals Marylou was reviewed in the Globe two years ago. (January 25, 2003, by Vivian Moreau.) The entire books section has been on autopilot for the past year (if not longer), so why I have even a molecule of outrage is beyond me.