Review policy: A question

Do you review books you don’t (or can’t) finish? Why? How do you feel about reading reviews the reviewer didn’t finish? Please vote! Either way, I’m thinking full disclosure is a must. Comments?

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5 responses to “Review policy: A question

  1. I haven’t actually had to deal with this yet, so I’m not really sure how I’d handle it, but I think I would review it anyway.

  2. If I read more than half of a book and didn’t finish it, I do review it. I give a synopsis, why I didn’t finish it and why it might or might not appeal to somebody else. Only two last year.

  3. I wouldn’t allow myself to write a review without reading every word of a book because if I were a writer, I wouldn’t want someone doing it to me. As a reader I have no problem with anyone else doing it as long as they tell me how far they read and why they did not think it worth finishing.

  4. For me, it depends how much of the book I’ve read. Normally I decide within the first 20 pages or so if a book isn’t doing it for me. In that case, I don’t post a review because I haven’t read enough to say anything about the book. I’ve been lucky recently that I haven’t been unable to finish the books I’ve started.

  5. I think it’s important to write reviews of books that you don’t finish, as long as you state how far you got and your reasons for giving up.
    As a reader I follow blogs in order to get a good idea of what to read next. Everyone has different tastes, so just because one person doesn’t like it doesn’t mean another won’t. In fact if someone writes a review of a book saying something like – I didn’t finish it, because….this book reminds me of…(an author I really like) then I may well go and get the book straight away.

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