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Reviewing is a tricky thing: it’s an inherently subjective medium, but I want to be able to explain myself in a way that’s almost seemingly objective. In effect, it’s the ultimate conundrum: reconciling logos with pathos in order to maintain one’s own ethos.
As a result, I keep my reviews as honest as possible, whether I have been provided a book by a publisher/author or discovered it on my own. I do my best to maintain an element of civility, even when being critical, and also reserve the right to change my opinion as time passes or if I revisit material.
I do my best to look at media I am reviewing through three lenses:
- The context of what I think the work is trying to be or achieve
- The work as art
- The work as entertainment
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