Friday, May 18, 2007

Review or Press Release?

It’s time to play Review or Press Release?, in which you, the reader, must determine whether a piece of writing about a book is written by a critic or a publicist.

First up is this review in The Independent, of Shaena Lambert’s first novel, Radiance.

Ready? Go!


Zachariah Wells said...

If my publicist wrote a press release that dull, I'd fire him/her/it.

Anonymous said...

I choose (c): high school book report. ack.

Anonymous said...

Absolute press release -- it's even worse here in Canada, where most 'authors' moonlight as 'reviewers' and praise their fellow alumni from MFA programmes