Another 100 words, another recommendation (with some reservations about it being odd, but don’t worry, it’s not explained what’s odd about it)for SBB, this time from Liverpool’s own, Plastic Rosaries.
It looks like this marks the end to my book blogger reviews, and all I can say is that this whole thing has felt like an absurd put-on. After a quick search of some popular book blogs (Bookslut, The Book Smugglers, Dear Author), the bare minimum for a review is 500 words (which blows by), and they’re usually around 1000 words. A 1000 word review feels like the author has made a concerted effort to summarize the important story elements while focusing more on the larger successes and shortcomings of the work. You know, a review.
What can you even do in 100 words except press one of two buttons? LIKE or DON’T LIKE. You might even mention why, but you only get one, maybe two simple sentences after setting up the basic premise of the book. This post, right here, right now, is roughly 200% longer than each review.
So, what I’m telling you is that even though 4 out of the 5 people who “reviewed” it pressed the LIKE button, don’t trust it. There are far better, more informative pieces of writing about it on Amazon and Good Reads from people who took the time for whatever reason. Or better yet, crack open the cover and see if it takes you somewhere you want (or feel you need) to go.