Troy Posted May 6, 2010 Report Share Posted May 6, 2010 During an event featuring award winning author Ben Okri, he desribed a review he written about a book: He said he, in essence that he'd panned the book. The review was published and he felt the review was fair though he did not like the book. Ten years later he re-read the book, and he thought it was great. He was at a different place and was now able to appreciate the book. He really regretted writing that unfavorable book review. I wondered if anyone had written a favorable review of a book; only to realize over time that the book actually sucked. After the event; I spoke with someone who regularly writes reviews for major publications including the Washington Post. I asked him what he though about Ben's comments. He said that he aways trys to find something positive to say about a book. If he can't find anything positive to say he does not write the review. From my experience the book review is MUCH more valuable if it is wriiten by a reviewer whose reviews you are familiar with. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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