The Monkey Princess (stellanova) wrote,
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Poll #532219 Taking Reviews Seriously?

Are you turned off an unread (by you, natch) book if the positive reviews quoted on the cover are all or mostly taken from papers you don't like (particularly right-wing ones like the Torygraph)?

Yes
16(34.0%)
Kind of
18(38.3%)
No
5(10.6%)
I don't notice/care about reviews
8(17.0%)
I hate books. Go away, you speccy swot
0(0.0%)


I say this because I review a lot of popular/social history books, and I am always turned off ones whose author has been previously praised by the likes of the Mail, even before I start reading them. Am I mad?
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