November 27, 2013

criticYou know when you get to the end of a book and the author asks you to post a review on Amazon or Good Reads o r maybe some other web site do you think they really want the truth. Jeff doesn’t believe in critics because they only express a personal point of view unless they’re going to go after grammar or in the case of restaurants technique their opinions are just expressions of their own. Take for instance Top chef do you think for a moment that the judges aren’t influenced by their own like and dislikes then you extremely naive. So when it comes to books you might pick a book because the title intrigue you or the cover did and then once you start to read it the progression of the story doesn’t really fit your tastes. When this happens do you think it’s fair to write a review critical of the style simple because you don’t like it? I mean we’re not experts I could see reviewing the content for accuracy or grammar but not because I didn’t like it. Jeff just finished a book and it took him a long time which is highly unusual he said the pace of the story was just to slow for him now doe s he right a negative review because of that and maybe effect the authors sales in a negative way, isn’t just his opinion? His nieces read books and give good reviews but Jeff would probably not read any of them only because there not his style. Now he has read some and he didn’t enjoy them all that much should he right a review that’s the opposite. Now if you go to a restaurant and do so at least twice or have read a book and they were truly horrible then a negative review might be in order otherwise I think the old saying “If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all” should be the order of the day. Just so you know when Jeff sees a movie get a bad review it makes him want to see it more. Well listen tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the good old USA so we’ll have to come up with something in tune with it in the mean time this is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin.

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