Posted by: Anonymous User (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: August 05, 2005 04:01AM
~~Okay, something tells me this book reviewer does not have a sense of humor (or humour) at all!
"Mystery Can't Put Plot Together Again" - Review by RON BERNAS ~~
As someone who lives in the Detroit area, it doesn't surprise me that this came from the Free Press. Not that I normally slam the Free Press. In fact, out of the two Detroit papers available, it's the one I buy almost daily. However, I must say that this wouldn't be the first entirely unfair review given by a Free Press critic. Just to give you an idea of how often I've found them lacking, I never saw this article, because I quit reading ANY reviews printed in the Free Press years ago. ::grin:: Then, reviews aren't an entirely fair summery of any kind of art, literary or otherwise. Art is subjective--an amalgam of personality, taste, imagination, and personal experience. It only stands to reason, therefore, that critique would follow suit.
I guess finding a reliable critic (if there is such a thing) is like finding a comfortable pair of trousers: You'll have to test out several to see which fits you properly. If you generally agree with their conclusions, then it's likely safe to take future suggestions; if you generally don't, well, you'll know better next time. (And if you always don't, you can use them as a left-handed guide by taking whatever they don't like as something potentially wonderful. ::grin::)
Post Edited (08-05-05 05:02)