Yay, The Slate Book Review

Exciting news for bibliophiles: Slate is launching the Slate Book Review, a monthly supplement “delivering reviews of the newest fiction and nonfiction; essays on reading, writing, and the great (and terrible) books of years gone by; author interviews; videos and podcasts; and much more.” The first edition hits tomorrow, but if the pieces they’ve previewed so far (“Is Jonathan Franzen Too Sympathetic To His Female Characters?”, “Huckleberry Finn: Two Schmucks on a Boat” and “Danielle Steel, American Proust”) are any indication, this thing is going to be a rousing success.