Friday, December 11, 2009

Farewell Kirkus, I'll Miss You

I am seriously bummed about Kirkus going out of business. If I'm to be completely honest, I dislike much more of what I read than I like. Am neutral about much more than I love and so I always respected Kirkus because they always told it like they saw it. Did I always agree? No. But at least they never wrote up milquetoast mamby-pamby reviews that didn't convey any actual information about the book. I'd rather read a scathing review than one that isn't willing to be honest with you.

“No cliché is left unused in this insulting-to-its-audience, nonsensical flapdoodle.”

From the Kirkus review of James Patterson's new book Witch and Wizard.

Kirkus, you will be sorely missed.

1 comment:

joanna said...

It was a sad day yesterday to learn about this. I have had several laughs over Kirkus reviews, and the one Patti quoted is a rock solid classic. Flapdoodle! Readers of this blog can tell that when there's no posting, it's not that I'm not reading, it's more that I am reading but I prefer to write reviews of books I can be positive about.