deborah: Kirkus Reviews: OM NOM NOM BRAINS (kirkus)
[personal profile] deborah
Personally, I've always felt that Kirkus Reviews' reputation for being mean is undeserved. On the other hand, I have to say that I absolutely adore our willingness to tell it like it is. Although in this case, no reviewer commentary was necessary, clearly.

Date: 2010-10-19 02:34 am (UTC)
jordanwillow: (wang momo too much work)
From: [personal profile] jordanwillow
i... wow. WOW.

Date: 2010-10-23 04:09 pm (UTC)
jordanwillow: (knitted cuppycake)
From: [personal profile] jordanwillow
I AGREE!

Date: 2010-11-03 05:34 am (UTC)
tahnan: It's pretty much me, really. (Default)
From: [personal profile] tahnan
The real crime here is that there's no sample chapter online. I'm feeling inspired...

Date: 2010-11-03 05:54 am (UTC)
tahnan: It's pretty much me, really. (Default)
From: [personal profile] tahnan
...wait hold on did I say no sample chapter online? Because actually...

Date: 2010-10-19 03:27 am (UTC)
rantingnerd: The Stupid, it Burns (stupiditburns)
From: [personal profile] rantingnerd
The stupid, it burns. (Hilary Duff, not Kirkus, obviously.)

Date: 2010-10-23 03:30 pm (UTC)
rantingnerd: Earth-Moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] rantingnerd
The whole gestalt.

Date: 2010-10-19 05:56 am (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
That last quote is ew ew ew ew ew ew.

Date: 2010-10-19 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kumquatmay.livejournal.com
my favorite kirkus quote is still the one for The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy (I should also note, it's the favorite of everyone in my department as well):
"A publishing event that demands an apology to the industry, all children and the trees that gave their lives. "

Though this recent one is pretty good (for A Girl, A Ghost, and the Hollywood Hills):
"That novel, however, saddled with the author's determination to shoehorn in thinly drawn stand-ins for Polonius, Ophelia and Laertes, as well as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and an iMovie version of the Claudius-poisons-King-Hamlet play (starring rowdy Australians), is a hot mess."

Date: 2010-10-20 03:28 am (UTC)
cavlec: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cavlec
Go Kirkus. *still chuckling and cringing*

Date: 2010-10-20 11:23 am (UTC)
lady_schrapnell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lady_schrapnell
Best review in a long time! :D Nothing could be as effective in this case as a "show it like it is". *shudders*
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