I found the Reader's article about Ken Parish Perkins [Hot Type, April 15] quite interesting because although I had known nothing about him, his name had left a lasting impression after I read his review of Middlemarch:
"While I have yet to read it [the book]--somebody's gotta watch these shows, you know--it couldn't possibly be as monumentally boring as its small-screen adaptation. . . . it's such a slow-moving piece of work that six hours seem more like 60."
One doesn't need to compare his review to the New York Times or Time magazine reviews of Middlemarch to realize that it provides a whole new kind of reviewing. What the Tribune has illuminated is that it is on the cutting edge in paving the way for the trends of the future.