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Saturday, January 02, 2010

I swear I wasn't drunk or stoned when I wrote this!

Thought a few might be amused by the "guide" to how to write a more effective book review that I came up with in a forum discussion this evening:

It's not that hard


Just imagine that you are writing a post about the best/worst sex you ever had and you're trying to describe just what about it was/wasn't exciting to a friend of yours who might have a vague idea what it's about, but would like the juicy details.

And since so many here I imagine like porn on occasion, you go into details. Give them each thrust of the titillating (or not) narrative, the moans and groans of character interactions, and then top it off with hints of the (plot) climax.

What's so hard about that?


So...does help any of you struggling with your reviews to focus on how to relate your thoughts to others?

4 comments:

Harry Markov said...

Wow, this has been an interesting thought on your behalf and certainly one that men will get in an instance and my summary on this: brilliant. I did some snickering though. :)

Larry said...

Good! I like to think of it as "Reviewing Tips for Those Who Only Understand How to Describe Porn" :P

Aidan Moher said...

What forum was this? I'd be curious to see the whole discussion.

Larry said...

The new RAFO site. My comment was in response to someone asking for a template of how to write an acceptable review.

 
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