Reviews? Opinions, good and bad

So, what’s with reviews? Whose opinion do you value? Book reviews sometimes provoke a war of words between author and reviewer. I notice too how journals with literary pretentions sometimes downplay the merit of ‘commercial’ fiction – you know, the books we all like to read – compared with the often totally perplexing literary fiction they place on a pedestal. The subject of book reviews … Continue reading Reviews? Opinions, good and bad

ElizaBeth Adams: her take on Julia’s Story

When I read the first few words of this review back at the end of May, I must admit I was a bit taken aback …. “All I have to say is, “Nooooooo!” Not, “No, don’t read this book,” or, “No, it isn’t any good.” “Nooooooo,” …… AND THEN I COULD BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF BECAUSE SHE SAID “……because the book ended.” You can … Continue reading ElizaBeth Adams: her take on Julia’s Story