Book Reviewers: Writers who Write About Writing, Oh My! When reviewers spend four to seven hours reading a book, they don’t want to write 55 words and give it one to four stars à la film critics.Classic. :-)
Book critics want to express themselves by showing off how much they know. They clear their throats, roll up their sleeves, and rub their hands together in order to prove they have the credentials to critique a book. We are forced to suffer through a tiresome account of the reviewer’s intimate knowledge of the subject, the genre and opinions of the author’s previous books.
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