102 of 108 people found the following review helpful
I can't believe this has 4.5 stars,
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This review is from: Extinction Point (Extinction Point Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I just recently got a Kindle app for my tablet, and downloaded a few of the science fiction novels with the most stars. Never again. I now know that the number of stars is meaningless as a measure of quality. I made it through to the end of this book, but I was convinced it was the work of a talented high school student rather than an adult with some experience of the world until I got to the bio.
The currently top ranked review is accurate and well judged, while being phrased in a kindly manner. I now know that I should check the actual reviews for an unfamiliar author, rather than judging by the number of stars.
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Initial post: 4 Feb 2014 14:35:55 GMT
Alistair Stewart says:
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Alexander Close says:
Yes, having already been suspicious of the Amazon star system, the stupidly high reviews on this slurry of £1 "sci-fi" books they're flogging is the last nail in the coffin for the respectability of the rating system.
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