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Don’t you find it annoying when people post lengthy précis – essentially the entire plot of a book – in the guise of a review? I seem to see this everywhere lately, sometimes on Amazon, but most especially and egregiously on Goodreads.

Please, people, an account of the plot is NOT a review! Why would anyone want to rush off and read a book when they already know every damn detail of the story? Tell me about the strengths and weaknesses, give me comparisons with other works, tell me about the style and content,  give me your opinions, I really want to hear them. Do NOT simply list everything that happens, beginning to end, that is not a review and it makes me MAD.

Here endeth my rant of rage.

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