Thursday, October 13, 2005
Two kinds of bad reviews
In a conversation with Mini Kapoor, Vikram Seth says:
I don’t like the kind of review which says, Lata marries so-and-so. That’s very unfair. The other kind of review I object to is that which uses your book as a kind of trampoline to bounce off into the reviewer’s own obsessions.Both types, sadly, are rather common. India does have a handful of fine reviewers, though. Interestingly, they all blog: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.