An introduction to reviews…bad ones

My travel blog

For authors, our work is out there for all to see. They can love it, hate it and everything in between. We will never please everyone, like all things, it is a matter of personal preference.

I have just been introduced to what it is like to receive a bad review. It wasn’t horrendous, but there’s no skirting around the issue – it wasn’t exactly positive either. It was reviewed by Kirkus Reviews, a well-known entity in the publishing industry, known for their harsh reviews.

For example, using another book in the travel genre, they called Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, “An unsuccessful attempt at a memoir from novelist and journalist Gilbert…”. Considering Julia Roberts played Gilbert in the movie, I don’t think Gilbert was crying into her tea when she read Kirkus’ review!

I don’t want to repeat the review in full for ‘A Greek Odyssey’, I have taken…

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