So, after I finished it I went in search of reviews--RT 4*, oh well, I rarely agree with RT. AAR a B, oh boy, I must have missed something. Mrs. Giggles a 57, now, that's where I would have put it, a solid D. In fact Mrs. Giggles used the word "archaic" for the writing style and that really fit how I felt about this book.
Reviews are so individual. Once again, there was a question about reviews over on the RT's Readers Roundtable board. Maybe we are finally getting that reviews are just one person's opinion. Sometimes you can find a reviewer with similar tastes to your own, but no one's taste is exactly the same.
The question on the RT board was whether or not RT is overly generous with their reviews of popular authors, and an author gave her opinion not as a reader, but as a writer. I'm curious about what readers feel when authors offer opinions on "readers" boards. Do you think if an author is posting not as a reader (because obviously all writers are also readers) but by giving her/his opinion as a writer are they inhibiting readers who don't agree with the author or don't even like the authors writing?
And, why is it that if you voice an opinion different from an author that said author's fans all seem to think it's okay to go into attack mode?
Was that to convoluted??--LOL
One more thing...
Mary Stella has an interesting blog today or maybe it was yesterday about the men in romance novels and soap operas ability to actual listen and not be completely self-absorbed. Does anyone know a man that's actually like this? I've never met a man that isn't this way on some level. I posted over there that my MIL swears that no matter how you raise them boys become men, no matter how hard we try to fix this self-absorption thing. What does everyone else think??
Now, I'm done (this one was kind of long sorry).
Have a great day. Happy reading.