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Reviews and Criticism

I believe that most novelists these days–especially those without the support of the establishment publishing industry–look at a “book review” as an opportunity to market their work.  And, for those fortunate enough to generate enthusiasm on Amazon and Goodreads and the social media, a gush of posted “reviews” is a mark of success even if the book doesn’t sell very well.  In this era of “Everyman” reviews, each one usually comes down to whether or not the reviewer liked the book which, in turn, generally means the reviewer found the story appealing or otherwise.  They are the most primitive and profuse form of literary criticism. Continue reading