Friday, May 23, 2008

Book Ratings - How does one judge them

Just some random thoughts. Pick up any book at a bookstall, and you find a lot of people from both the media and other eminent writers have given the book very good ratings. How far do these ratings influence one to pay for the book? Are these ratings biased in any way, or do they reflect the true stature of the book?
My guess is that the book might have gone through a lot of reviews and approvals, before its sent for publishing. So the ratings might hold some worth. Again, if every book is rated fantastic, what do readers pick from the store, apart from thier interest in a genre?

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