persona non sequitur

a review of media by a slightly jaded baby boomer.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

SOME NOTES TO BOOK REVIEWERS...over the years I've been encountering (and I myself am guilty of this) books reviews that state something like the following: "this would make a good movie". This phrase has started cropping up more often in reviews. Let the review stick to the subject: it is a book. It is not a movie, it may never been a movie. Or a video game. Or a board game. It will not make a good view master disk. It is not to be consider an idea used in a role playing card game. It is not being reviewed because Disney wants to market plastic figures based on the characters. It is being read and evaluated on its merits, not projections for a franchise.

Deal with the item at hand.

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