A lot of Goodreads reviewers are idiots
In which one author tells another, to paraphrase one well known critic, nothing can please many nor please long but representations by the general public…
One hopes book reviewers read the books they review (image courtesy Wikimedia)
In a recent New Republic essay, author Jennifer Weiner takes author Margo Howard to task. Weiner’s reason for castigating Howard? Howard seems to have reacted negatively to some of the reviews she received on Amazon.
Okay, stop laughing at the Weiner’s intentional or unintentional disingenuousness and bear with me as we discuss this.
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