Review ratings

I’m beginning to write some book reviews — or essays 😉 — nothing serious, nothing fancy, just some musings. I’ve just decided on a rating system. Instead of stars, I’ll rate by a scale I’ve devised; the good, the bad, and the ugly books I’ve read. The lowest possible rating will be a 50 Shades of Grey (or 0), the middle rating will be a Fox in Socks (5), and the highest rating will be a Wuthering Heights (10). For example, I might say: “I rate this book a 50 Shades of Grey”. That’s not to say I am comparing ‘x’ to E. L. James’ infamous novel, rather that ‘x’ rates as a 0 on my scale. Of course, I’ll keep the scale as a guide at the bottom of each review to minimise confusion, of which there will be a lot!

Read my reviews:
The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
The Asylum, by John Harwood
Florence & Giles, by John Harding
Wildthorn, by Jane Eagland
The Treatment, by Suzanne Young
The Program, by Suzanne Young

Where does your book stand on the rating scale? In the near future I will be offering to review YOUR books. Keep an eye out for more information.

The scale:
10. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
9. Wormwood: A Drama of Paris – Marie Corelli
8. Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
7. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
5. Fox in Socks – Dr. Seuss
4. The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
3. The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
2. Dune – Frank Herbert
1. Fallen – Lauren Kate
0. 50 Shades of Grey – E. L. James

Do you know a book more deserving of a place on this list? Use the contact form below to send me your suggestions.


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