Culture & Criticism Since 2003
The Electric Review makes every effort to offer a balanced and fair representation of books and music available to the public. Our goal is to offer a broad sampling of material from myriad sources in an attempt to broaden the scope of the reader’s interest. However, due to the sheer number of queries the magazine receives, we are not able to feature every single title that is submitted for review consideration, nor will we ever promise or guarantee coverage for an author or performer or publishing house.
Our policy is to review material based on the Editor’s discretion, without consideration of the size of the publisher or the purported scope of an author’s influence. Instead, our reviews are written based on merit as we seek to bring notice of the best books being published to our readers. The same system is in place for our coverage of music-related products.
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Instead, The Electric Review exists as a literary advocate following a path forged in part by Edgar Allan Poe, T.S. Eliot, Arthur Rimbaud, William Everson and Allen Ginsberg (striving to enlighten, writing for the sacred sake of it). Accordingly, commentary is published as a free public service with reviews based solely on merit and the lasting classroom or cultural value of a given work – this compendium of essays meant to serve as an electronic ‘library’ and on-going teaching resource surveying the 21st-century landscape.
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