Can I write a Hub on a book review even if I felt negatively about it?
I did! I wrote about Melissa Gilbert's book, Prairie Tale. So I say, go for it!
Sure, why not? At the end of your review you might suggest a different book people should read instead and provide an Amazon link.
Sure not all book reviews are created equal. After all a book review is from the aspect of the reader. If people who share your views and your likes and dislikes happen to read your review it will help them decide if they should purchase that book. You would be doing a great favor for those friends and followers.
Sure you can. Lay out the story line. Discuss your dislikes of the book and why. Then maybe you could tell us how it could have been done better. That would make for a good hub! WB
Of course. A review is an honest opinion or feedback on a book. If only positive reviews were posted, it would give potential readers a biased slant on the book.
Be honest. Polite, but truthful. You don't have to trash it just because you didn't like it, but you can explain what about the book you didn't like.
I think that would be really helpful. My mom wanted to buy my dad an Esteban guitar for Christmas because the commercial for it made it sound great. She looked up a YouTube review that talked negatively about the guitar. The guitar stained that guy's fingers black, was made from very cheap material that wasn't even wood, and one of the thingies that holds down the strings was lose. That being said, she didn't end up buying the guitar and we were thankful for this very honest review. Reviews are meant to be helpful, not necessarily just to rave about a product. Write this book review. You may even find that there are others who agree with you. Just make sure you use statements like, "I felt that this book wasn't very good..." instead of "this book is total crap..." Just show how YOU felt about the book and I think you'll have yourself a really nice hub. Let me know how it goes!
Yes you can, and you have my permission to do so! In fact, I demand it! Do it!
Yes, most definitely, sometimes even more so because it means you had a strong reaction to the book. Just make sure your negative reaction is rational, not emotional. For example, you shouldn't do a negative review because you're feeling down, or because the author's view is something you choose not to live by. But it can be that you found the writing really bad, or that the though process wasn't well established. Remember, you must be critical, but rationally, objectively.
Yes for sure you can.We all were born different which is the most amazing thing and we share different opinions and points of view.
Go for it!
Feeling negatively is a review. That's what you think... it stinks.
That is a review. Express yourself. No one else will do it for you and some may hate you for your feelings but that's the way she goes.
You can make an entire career dissing things.
Be honest, thats the best way to go. If it was a book that left you feeling negative, then it will probably have that effect on others as well. Everyone has a different view.
I don't think it will not be a problem, but do not write anything "odd".
Listen to Wesman Todd Shaw on this one. He is the teller of truth!!
Buying a new book is an investing.
You are investing your time, your money & your emotions.
They (time & money, emotions) are very important, and it worth to tell the others take care "this isn't worth your scarce resources".
Hope it will help
Sure, just try to avoid dumb reviews like so many people post these days. By this I mean, if you are a conservative reviewing an obviously liberal book, you probably have a negative bias (the reverse applies too.) Keep the review generic like: the writing style is easy to read or hard to follow; the story line is confusing or nonexistent; the characters don't seem real; and other such remarks. Feel free to point out factual errors if there are any.
Most definitely. Part of the joy of literature is discussing and analysing what makes a book "good" or "bad".
If you felt negatively about the book, be clear about why you didn't enjoy it as something that you may have hated about a book (a character, a particular storyline) may be something another reader would really enjoy.
Sure you can. There's a whole section devoted to Literary Criticism. I never started off on HP expecting to write book reviews, although I read quite much. Then I decided to write reviews on the last 2 books I borrowed from the library, both written by authors I like. One was really a clunker, and the other OK, but nowhere as good as the author is capable of writing. I guess writing a best seller once a year gets boring once they get locked into a situation with reoccuring characters. You can save someone from wasting their time if the book is really bad, or if it's just not as good as the others, I ask people not to judge the author by one book that isn't so great, and recommend a good one they wrote.
I think if you're not honest and only have a bunch of positive reviews you lose some credibility as a critic. Just express what didn't work for you in the book.
Any feelings, good or bad can be reflected in your book reviews, I often find out that the books that leave the biggest impact on me are the ones who 'disturb me, takes me of my balance or make me feel pain, sadness or just confusion..'
The review's loyalty is to the reader. Be honest. I always try include one thing I liked about the book amid the reasons why I didn't like it. Also, mention people who might enjoy the book, or other authors/books like this one. A review's purpose is to help the reader decide whether or not to buy a book. Honesty is what readers want from reviewers.
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by Daye Wanat 8 years ago
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by Autumn Renee 9 years ago
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