From: Jacques Debierue (
Date: 06 May 2005

Consider that nowadays a lot of "book reviews" are a rehash of the publisher's press release... I am sure that some reviewers have come to feel that they should be paid
*extra* to read the book.

Opposing and criticizing something one hasn't read or seen is standard fare in zealotry, particularly as regards film. These zealots usually start " No, I haven't seen the movie and I have no intention whatsoever of seeing it, but [litany of complaints and requests for banning it, threats of boycotts, etc.]..."



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