professionals are slightly more likely to review and approve of books written by writers who worked for the same titles as they, or books that had won prizes. Amazon reviewers, on the other hand, were rather more eclectic, and in particular seemed to be more supportive of debut authors.
-Lloyd Shepherd, “Amazon v newspaper: which is the more valuable review?.”
The Guardian Book Blog has already pointed out that Amazon reviewers and critics agree “in aggregate about the quality of a book.” This all begs the question: Will literary criticism soon go the way of the cloud? It’s hard to imagine sitting down with a cup of coffee on a sunday morning to read through a printed-out pile of Amazon reviews.
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- othernotebooksareavailable said: But how much savage tearing apart of books do you find in the newspapers vs on Amazon?
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