Book Review – What the scores mean

Since I’ve been scoring books at the end of my reviews, I thought it appropriate to provide an explanation for what the scores mean.

I grade books on a scale of 1 – 5.

1 – Awful:  There are severe flaws in both story and writing style.  I hated the book so much, I wanted to gouge my eyes out while reading it.  (Thankfully, there are very few books this terrible.

2 – Flawed:  While there may be creative or enjoyable moments, plot holes and other deficiencies are present.  For a variety of reasons, the book is clearly not as good as it should have been.

3 – Enjoyable:  This book is enjoyable to read and for the most part, was well written.

4 – Stellar:  This book stands out as being well written and a real page turner.  The story grips you, making it hard to put it down.

5 – Seemingly Perfect:  The story and execution are of the highest quality.  It is unclear to me how the writer could have done better.  (These books are also exceedingly rare.)

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