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The Lowdown on Book Reviews

Book reviews. Authors crave them, readers refer to them, magazines flaunt them. They’re necessary. And that’s that. Right? I guess not! Turns out that’s NOT all there is to it. Have you ever read a book that got great professional reviews but you hated it? Ever had friends tell you that a certain book is terrible, only when you ignore them and secretly check it out, you find out that you really enjoy it? How can this be? Are reviews not all they’re cracked up to be? review: (v.) to ...

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