3 Reasons Why Book Reviews Matter
Why do book reviews matter? Analyzing a review First, let me say that reviews are subjective. They rely on the reader for what goes into them. If the reader loved the characterization, then the focus might be there. If the plot ruled in the reader’s mind, they will comment heavily in that direction. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to review a book, but the information given should be of benefit to another reader, and sometimes, the writer. Although I believe fewer authors even read reviews than ever before thanks to fake reviews that abound on the
Bullying: can a bad review be considered as such?
According to Wikipedia. “Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.” Recently, a good friend of mine received a pretty nasty review. It was lengthy and pointed. The reviewer was particular and definite. The effects? My friend may quit writing. My question therefore is this: can bad reviews be considered a form of bullying? I know the reviewer in question didn’t threaten or use force, but doesn’t verbal abuse amount to intimidation and domination of another? The reviewer was not attacking the writer