Random Musings: How not to write a book review

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I read a lot of book reviews. As well as checking out books I may want to read, or finding out what other readers think of books I have already read, I am eager to observe styles of writing and learn from them in order to improve my own review writing.

Sometimes, however, I read a book review and cringe. One that I read last week prompted me to add this to my Twitter feed.

Avoiding spoilers is a basic rule of good review writing, but what else should be avoided? At the request of a fellow writer I have pulled together my thoughts.

How not to write a book review

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