[Milton-L] soliciting of reviews

gilliaca at jmu.edu gilliaca at jmu.edu
Thu Dec 11 23:22:36 EST 2008

The whole point of 
>reviewing is to distinguish the good from the bad.  If "really bad books" 
>were always charitably "ignored," the only reviews printed would be 
>laudatory.  .

And shoddy scholarship would pass unremarked - but become 'sources' for others' work. It's like ignoring a bad apple in a bowl - it will infect the rest.

Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU, ret.
JMU Safe Zones supporter
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you hate." Fr. John Weston

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