polishgenius, on 19 May 2012 - 05:29 AM, said:
The only odd one is Pat of the Fantasy Hotlist who will sometimes spend several hundred words slating a book and then give it six out of ten, but that's less dishonesty than an odd rating system.
Yeah... what is that about, Pat? The lowest rating on a 10 scale isn't a 6!
Noroldis, on 19 May 2012 - 05:25 PM, said:
I have a simple litmus test for reviewing sites: if the reviewer thought ADwD was "great and well-paced!" ..." I blacklist them then and there.
As far as I could see, every reviewer of note (unless I missed one), including of course, august members of this board, rated ADWD very highly. This is, of course, in sharp contrast with the Vox populi on Amazon which currently gives it 2.9/5*. In this case, I don't think the discrepancy has anything to do with commercial ties, but rather more with reviewers high-falutin` opinion that they can spot quality where the Plebs can't and their emotional attachment to GRRM and ASOIF. I would place the truth somewhere is the middle (4 stars). No way is ADWD just a Hair's breath below ASoS. That's just delusional thinking, people.
*Which, if doubled by 2, doesn't even register on Pat's 6-10 scale.
Edited by Samalander, 20 May 2012 - 01:07 AM.