Tuesday, 2 August 2011

The Literature Frenzy Rating System!

Before you ask, she's from Hitchcock's film Frenzy (1972). See what I did there? Anyways, this is a slight revamp of sorts to my initial rating system. It is time to get rid of those tiny asterisks that poorly represent stars and to further elaborate on my grading scheme. Please keep in mind that each rating must be considered within the context of any given review. For example, a two star rating for a particular novel does not necessarily coincide with a two star rating of another novel.

- A horrible steaming pile of literary crap that is a waste of time. Staring at the wall for hours would be more productive.

 - Mehhhhhhhh. Somewhat mediocre and disappointing in various aspects but does contain a few redeeming qualities 

- A worthwhile read despite a few minor weaknesses that prevent it from being great.

- Excellente! Highly recommended.

 - A literary masterpiece. Nuff' said.

1 comment:

  1. Hi-

    I am a newly published independent author. I saw your blog and wanted to see if you would be interested in reading/reviewing my most recent book. I have included a brief description below:

    Hitchcock Brown is a private investigator. In Two Thursdays, the Chief of police asks him for his help routing out a major drug problem in Cincinnati. It’s a problem which may involve members of his own department. They both learn it involves a lot more than that.
    As the story develops, Brown finds himself becoming involved with seedy police informants, a crooked cop, a prison inmate and a roadie for a rock band that everyone calls “Knucklehead.” The novel builds to a fantastic conclusion which involves a myriad of characters. Throughout the book, Hitchcock Brown manages to maintain his wry sense of humor.

    I can send you a Kindle version of the book if you are interested.

    Thank you!

    C. Martin Stepp