On-Line Reviews – The Endless Debate
Well Gabe Chouinard has brought up the rather common discussion/debate about the quality of on-line reviews versus true criticism of a book. This discussion has taken many forms that I’ve participated in the last few months, and Gabe has nothing to say I haven’t seen before. In fact, I agree with much of what he says, but defend myself by saying I’m not writing true critique here, nor do I want to. This post describes in more detail what I intend my reviews to be.
So, for some fun reading here are a few discussions on reviews worth reading.
- Gabe’s start
- A reaction to Gabe
- Another reaction to Gabe at SF Signal
- Lou Anders responds
- Another response
- Sean Williams discusses
- Gabe writes some more
- A recent discussion at ASOIAF
- The links of Locke Lamora (including one from me)
FINAL EDIT (Oct. 18, 2006): In honor of Pat not letting go....