Carrie A.A. Frye, a.k.a. CAAF, is again guest-blogging over at Maud Newton’s place and today she mocked traditional book reviews by outlining them this way:
A hook lede; a few paragraphs of flat-footed narrative summary; a graf about â€œwhat I likeâ€ followed by a graf about what â€œI didnâ€™t likeâ€ (as if the best model for a review was the legal system, with justice weighing the scales); and then the final graf that synthesizes â€œthe amount I liked it versus vs. the amount I didnâ€™t likeâ€; to arrive at: Should you buy this book?
CAFF labels this as “the straight review tack” of which she doesn’t seem real impressed.
I find this all rather depressing as that is almost exactly how I have been posting my reviews on this site! Now I will be all self-conscious next time I post a review . . .