I’ve pretty much decided that I can’t trust a reviewer’s advice on books when they give five “big fat stars” to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. Sorry to bring this up, folks. I hate them and am as sick of them as you all must be… But I had high hopes for this person and now those hopes are dashed on the rocks like a dash drawn on a really big rock. See? Even I can write like Dan Brown!
This blog I stumbled upon is well designed, colorful, and has a nifty book review feature that I wish I had myself. If I was cheap, I’d gank it. But knowing wordpress.com it wouldn’t work and I would have wasted my time anyway.
Okay, so back to low standards. Unfortunately, this reviewer has them.
If you think the tremendously poor writing for which Dan Brown should be known is stellar, gripping, and/or brilliant … I just can’t bring myself to trust your insight on other works of literature. Sorry, cheese puff, I don’t think chick lit novels, heavy-handed plot development, and bad sentence structure should be glorified as “The best read ever!” Even so, I must give you some respect for reviewing more than two authors and including some fine works that are (surprisingly) not about romance and don’t require a strong side Valium in order for them to be called somewhat enjoyable. And props on that review of a non-fiction work! It actually looks interesting. You seem nice, and your blog looks like heaps of fun, but we just don’t understand books in the same way. Peace to you and your truly nifty review feature.