Friday, April 11, 2008
Reading all of the Deborahanne MacGillivray (and what a name that is!) crap has me made me think about reviews again. This woman went to a lot of time and effort to get rid of so-called negative reviews. And she got down-right abusive and threatening towards the reviewer. Clearly, Amazon reviews are serious business.
I know how I feel about reviews as a writer, but reviews are theoretically supposed to be for the readers, yes? I can't remember the last time I even looked at reviews when considering a book purchase--mainly because I've only been reading/buying assigned books for the past two years. But all these review sites must exist for a reason. I don't even read reviews for movies or music.
As readers, when was the last time you bought anything based on a review? And what sort of review sites or articles do you read?