K. M. Soehnlein's 'Robin and Ruby'

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K. M. Soehnlein's 'Robin and Ruby'

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1Murmurs
okt 11, 2010, 4:12am

This a sequel to Soehnlein's first book The World of Normal Boys.

I was reading the reviews for Robin and Ruby and I was astounded to read this one:

"This is Gay Fiction and I am not into that at all."

Why would you read 'Gay Fiction' and then have the cheek to write the above and give the book a one star rating?

2chrisjones
okt 11, 2010, 9:32am

Some people are posting reviews for books they read for classes on LT. That might be the reason.

3CAGEYM
okt 12, 2010, 11:31am

"This is Gay Fiction and I am not into that at all."

To my mind that doesn't constitute a review.

4Murmurs
okt 12, 2010, 4:31pm

"To my mind that doesn't constitute a review."

Unfortunately it doesn't appear to fit the guidelines for flagging it.

5CAGEYM
okt 12, 2010, 5:30pm

>4 Murmurs: Yep, that's what I thought too. And while people are welcome to their views, if you are going to do a public review it ought to be more than registering a vote, seems to me.

6ExVivre
okt 12, 2010, 6:10pm

It might be terse and not to your taste, but it's a review by LT standards, and it explains the one-star rating as well as anything. Personally, The World of Normal Boys put me off the genre for ages.

7Murmurs
Redigeret: okt 12, 2010, 7:41pm

Surely it's like reviewing an Indian curry cookbook although you hate Indian cooking and especially curries. If it was just the 'review' then it wouldn't matter, but the star rating does have an effect on the book.

"Personally, The World of Normal Boys put me off the genre for ages."

Why was that?

I'm re-reading it before going on to Robin and Ruby.

8ExVivre
okt 13, 2010, 5:56pm

If you check reviewer's overall library and the tags for the book, it's appears this was a free review copy that does not fit into her usual reading patterns. As an aside, this individual also hated The Book Thief by your favorited author. ;)

As for The World of Normal Boys, it's been 10 years since I read it and I can't remember specific reasons for disliking it, but generally I didn't care for the writing style or the formulaic story.

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