8161Reviews Have to be "Critically" Negative?
- Oct 2, 2001--- In civilwarwest@y..., josepharose@y... wrote:
> Mr. Smith:Joseph,
> Professor Waugh also wrote a remarkably similar review of "Grant,"
> by Jean Edward Smith. In the two reviews, there is little or no
> criticism of the authors' work and hardly any more of Grant as
> either a general or president. It was copied and pasted from the
> website at:
> Joseph Rose
I suppose one could come to the conclusion that Professor Waugh liked
both books. It's been known to happen . . .
But yes, I've seen that review before. It's been posted here as
well. I checked before posting mine, in order to make sure I didn't
But I have a question. Is a lack of criticsm of the author's work a
requirement of writing a book review? A "critical review," in which
the reviewer looks at a grocery list of things that make up a book
biography (in this case), is required, but I don't believe there's
anything that requires the review to be critical in nature.
Villa Hills, KY
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