Punchy wrote:The thing is, it's always the same 3 posters who bring the average scores down, Old Man, Guitarsmashley and House of J almost always grade lower than everyone else, and it's misleading, and annoying that they are so persistently negative.
I mean, I have no problem with them having their opinions, but I think sometimes they do it just for effect, to be different from the herd, and to not like a mainstream book.
My grades are my opinion. In general:
10 -- if you only read 10 books a month, this should be one of them
9 -- a book I'd recommend that everybody read
8 -- a book I look forward to reading every month
7 -- it's good enough, and I enjoy it, but if cash gets short, it may get dropped.
6 -- it's almost good enough; if I hear enough good comments about it, I may read it again; perhaps a creator change would entice me
5 -- sorry, no reason to buy this one again, it's pedestrian, and with the number of books that come out every week, your money can be better spent elsewhere
4,3,2,1 -- if a book is down here, the creators need to really work on their craft, or need to consider a career change, or need to be shot for stealing my money
0 -- I'm gonna go back in time and kill your momma before she can give birth to you
If my grade brings down the average, so be it.
I was perfectly content before I was born.