RARA-AVIS: Re: Blurbs (Ignore That Sucking Sound)

From: Gonzalo Baeza (gbaeza@gmail.com)
Date: 06 Jun 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Burton Smith <kvnsmith@...> wrote:

    > A blurbs B, B blurbs A, and neither seems to have read the other's
    > book. So why trust the opinion of either A or B?

    Isn't that also the result of a (generally) pretty lenient policy of book reviewing, at least when it comes to the mystery genre? I can't think of any other genre (not to mention mainstream fiction) in which critics are more reluctant to pull the trigger when a work so deserves it.


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