Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Nasty Amazon reviews tiff
curious and rather unsavory story came out this past weekend about some critical reviewing in Amazon of books on Russia. To make a long story short, it turned out that the nasty reviews were written anonymously by the wife of a well known author of books on Russia, Orlando Figes, bashing the books of one of his academic rivals! (We have some of his books, the cover of one is pictured here.) The lesson of today's blog post? Take those reviews with a grain of salt, and have a look at our new LibGuide to Book Reviews.