2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
star rating irrelevant....,
This review is from: The Map and the Territory (Hardcover)
Am I alone in getting incredibly frustrated at searching through the 'reviews' and finding nothing but a) 'professional' i.e. paid reviewers waffling on and creaming themselves in competing in how many superlatives they can use (as all their fellow reviwers do the same...), consequently failing to give the slightest clue as to the actual contents of the novel itself, or b) amazon readers' reviews which merely talk about themselves, their own interests, tastes, their other favourite books etc. etc. etc. - all 'helpfully' introduced with introductory sentences about Houellebecq the man gleaned from wikipedia etc.(gee, how useful guys...) just to show they too 'know how to write a review'(sic). I would rather REALLY appreciate someone writing as review which actually tells one about the BOOK, (the plot, style, structure etc).... or am I simply asking too much these days???
Hence my 'star rating' is irrelevant as I simply haven't read this book, I've read all Houellebecq's other work, and would be curious to know more about this one - hence my - frustrated - attempt to find a review of it!!!!