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 Post subject: The Art of Reviewing
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 3:30 pm 
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Interesting article at The Nudge:-

http://www.nudgemenow.com/article/the-art-of-reviewing/

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Reviewing
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 8:56 pm 
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And it should be honest, with no agenda other than to review.

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Reviewing
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For me, the bad reviews are the ones that are almost entirely story summary with opinion tagged on briefly at the end. Particularly bad ones will even contain spoilers. But then these days, I'm finding even the blurbs do that (so I don't read them).

Pete, yours have always been great reads, for what my opinion's worth, and I've discovered some great books because of them.

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Reviewing
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My Review of Ray's Review of the Reviews He's Read

Ray delivers an interesting and timely read not only for reviewers but also those who expect to be reviewed. In a few well-chosen words he points out many of the flaws in modern reviewing. It's a pithy, no-nonsense approach well-suited to modern digital media. Unfortunately he undoes all his good work with a fawning final line that is a blatant attempt to curry favour with Black Static reviewer Peter Tennant.* 7/10


*Pete is far too clever to fall for such cheap manipulation and will continue to only deliver praise to the books that deserve it. Like mine. (Which somehow always have a £10 note stuck in the review copies.)

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Reviewing
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Love it. No, honestly. :-) I do like Pete's reviews though, I discovered two of my favourite books through Pete. But if ever I have a book he could review I'll certainly still try the ten pound note approach. Hell, it'd be my first book so I'd probably make it a twenty.

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Reviewing
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Don't do that! He'll expect the rest of us to pay the same amount.

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