Monday, October 12, 2009

A lovely new review

I'm delighted to let all my faithful readers know that RedAdept has posted an excellent review of Book I of When Women Were Warriors on her Kindle Book Review Blog. She has an unusual and very effective method of writing reviews. She gives an overall number of stars, and also gives stars for Plot/Storyline, Character Development, Writing Style, and Editing/Formatting. She also gives the author an opportunity to say a few words about the book, using questions that pretty much cover anything the author might want to say about it. The whole package provides a comprehensive, in-depth look at the book while giving nothing away in terms of plot twists or anything that would spoil the story for the reader. A very professional job, I think, and I would think so even if she hadn't given me 4 1/2 stars.

I wrote a response to the review, clarifying some of the points she brought up, and posted it as a comment on her blog.

Here's the link to the review:
When Women Were Warriors Book I review by RedAdept


Anonymous Olga said...

Although the overall review and 4.5 rating was quite good (which you deserve), I had a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to the final portion of the following statement:

"I actually purchased this book unwittingly as I did not notice that it was in the “Lesbian Fiction” genre. ... I have never read any book in that genre. So, not having anything to compare it to, I still believe that Ms. Wilson, at least in this first book, did an excellent job of keeping that portion ‘toned down’."

It implies to my ear that you purposely administered a needed 'toning down." In my opinion, you did an excellent job of including all that you did.

October 23, 2009 at 3:41 PM  
Anonymous Catherine M. Wilson said...

Thanks for your comment, Olga. It is always interesting to see how non-lesbian people perceive the relationships in my books. Given that most non-lesbians have limited exposure to relationships between women, I'm very pleased that so many of them have enjoyed my books and are willing to tell me so. I believe my reviewer meant no disrespect by her remarks.

October 24, 2009 at 2:31 AM  

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