Hey folks, its rant time again.
Today while I was roaming around on here, and I came across a post describing a “review” of a book that I have read in the last two years and loved Ready Player One.
If you haven’t read it, I would highly recommend it.
It is full of geeky references and filled with nostalgia from the 80’s.
So if you are a super geek like myself, then I’d highly recommend it. The film adaptation is going to be out later this looks good, and I’m looking forward to seeing it.
The reason I am making this post is that I take issue with this persons “review”.
I am not going to name names because that would be crass, and I wouldn’t want to single someone out for a flawed “review” that is not a review in my opinion.
What I have written at the beginning of this post is more of a review than what this person wrote.
A good review should give you an indication of what the person felt when reading the book, a good review should provide you with someone’s perspective on the material that they felt when they were reading it.
A good review should conjure images of what the film/book/game is like, gives you the feelings behind the words written by the reviewer.
Now back to my original point the review that I read earlier on today cannot be called a review in any shape or form what it was, was a synopsis of the book.
It is the kind of thing you would expect to read on the back of the book or on a dust cover or in the Amazon description of it.
What it was not is a review.
I am not a reviewer, I don’t post reviews of things, but to me, this is blatant laziness.
I don’t know if it was the fact that this was for a book that I loved or because it was just such a lazy thing to write, almost as if it was copy and pasted from the author’s website and called a “review” that annoyed me more.
But to call this a review is an insult to all the hard-working reviewers who are out there.
Ok, rant over.