When Critical Reviews are the Best Kind

I love Kristen Twardowski’s view regarding the book industry, reviews, and trends and have followed her for some time, always enjoying her latest thoughts. This one is so right on, I couldn’t resist reblogging for you to enjoy here, unless you are also one of her subscribers as well. Enjoy! Then go check out some of her posts!

Kristen Twardowski

Sometimes I read a review that expresses such passionate hatred for a book that I can’t help but want to read more. Perhaps I am alone in that response.

Now, I enjoy literary novels – I read a lot of folks like Margaret Atwood and Alan Moore – but occasionally my mind requires a different sort of reading material. Sometimes I want to read a book that is a little wild, a little crazy, a little less good.

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Luckily The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight has come to my rescue. The Outliers follows the story of Wylie, a girl who is investigating her best friend’s disappearance. Though the plot summary seems normal enough, I stumbled across a veritable treasure trove of scalding reviews on the book’s Goodreads page when doing research on novels being adapted into films. Readers were saying things like:

“…the only way it could be more insane…

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I am the granddaughter of Patrick John "Stanley McShane" Rose whose books including "Cocos Island Treasure" I've recently published. My time is now spent in reading, reviewing, and writing bookish articles. I'm looking forward to sharing this social media odyssey with you!

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