Rebecca...you just reviewed my book and I wanted to thank you for that and for
reminding me about World Vision. I had in fact donated to the organization in
the past, but I had been wanting to do something more meaningful and just
sponsored a "hope child." Many thanks again for the review and for
being such an inspirational person.
just received your review in the mail. Thank you so much for your extensive
review and the fact that (I can tell) you actually read it! I am amazed by how much you read. You'd be
fun to run through a whole host of topics in a meandering discussion. The New York Times asked for
Hi, I think your positive attitude to
book reviewing is excellent. If a person reads a book he dislikes, let him
forget it as soon as possible! Let him not prolong the wasted time by meditating
on the experience and recording it.
I suspect that many negative reviews are
motivated by the reviewer's desire to demonstrate the refinement of his taste,
and to show that every blemish, however minor, is detected by his acute mind. If
this kind of refined taste were brought to perfection, however, the result would
surely be a person whom nothing can please. Would that I never become so
refined! I prefer the kind of taste that filters out what is bad in a book, and
accentuates what is good.
I approve of the words that the Spanish
philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset wrote in his Meditations on Quixote (which
perhaps you have read): "I do not believe that the important mission of
criticism is to appraise literary works, dividing them into good or bad. I am
becoming less interested every day in passing judgment; I feel more inclined to
love things than to judge them."
Thank you for your beautiful reviews. Your attention to
detail is outstanding. Your writing is visual and pleasantly creative.
Hi, I just read your review of Ju Dou and liked it very
much. Thought your review was easily the best one of the two pages I
looked at. I will always take passion and feeling in a review over mere
technical information. Good review!
warm glow of your Amazon reviews makes for interesting and positive
I am a newcomer to Amazon but I think it's AmaZING! So
many wonderful books and other products to choose
from! The only problem (if there is one at all) is
that there are too many items to choose from. I was extremely overwhelmed
when I first arrived at the site and saw just how many options I had.
Thankfully, Amazon provides reviews. As you well know! Well, some of
them are wonderfully helpful, funny and informative while
others are confusing and often cruel. Yours are
probably the best I've seen! You are very smart
and have a terrific sense of spirituality that pervades every sentence
like a sweet smell enters a room.
I'm writing to say, "Thank
You", something you have most likely heard
many times before. But I'm saying it anyway. I
noticed you contribute fairly often and I think that is great. You
have inspired me to pick up a book, read it and write
about it on Amazon and maybe I might be able to
possibly influence someone the way you have influenced
me. You are a truly special woman.
I came across your reviews while visiting Amazon. I
was blown away at the sense of purpose you've given your reviews. You
transcend the role of reviewer into a compassionate teacher.
Robert Shahidi, Giving
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