Monday, August 25, 2008

Another author weighs in

Chris Bohjalian, author of New York Times bestsellers Skeletons at the Feast and The Double Bind and 1998 Oprah book club pick Midwives, has an interesting personal essay about reader reviews in this Washington Post article.
A nanny in Tennessee chimed in: "...I have been consistently disappointed by your books, and I doubt I'm one of the only ones to feel that way, either."

This nanny, I saw, had also reviewed baby books and can openers for Amazon. She liked both the baby books and the can opener -- especially the can opener -- a lot more than my novel.
Now, I actually like my can opener quite a lot, so I'm looking forward to reading Bohjalian's latest, to see how it compares.

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