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14 December 2009


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Yeah. They were reviews that mattered -- one way or another. If ANYONE got a good review from them, you felt like you could take it seriously.

...makes me sad that I won't be able to pit myself against them anymore.

Mike O.

Gosh, one bad review seems to poison an author's brain forever... I reviewed for Kirkus for years; I liked most of the books I read. I read Kirkus regularly. Most of their reviews are good.


I too used Kirkus as the last word when I was using multiple review sources in collection development. If they said the book was good it usually was good; if they said it was a bit of tripe they were usually right. And considering the amount of crap that sits on my shelves that got good reviews, it seems that other journals were not so willing to be truthful.

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