[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.

C
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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