Bad Press: The Worst Critical Reviews Ever!

Bad Press The Worst Critical Reviews Ever Here s a ferociously funny glimpse into the history of literary theater art and general entertainment criticism Excerpts of reviews are taken from magazines newspapers and in at least one case
  • Title: Bad Press: The Worst Critical Reviews Ever!
  • Author: Laura Ward
  • ISBN: 9780764155390
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bad Press: The Worst Critical Reviews Ever!
    Here s a ferociously funny glimpse into the history of literary, theater, art, and general entertainment criticism Excerpts of reviews are taken from magazines, newspapers, and, in at least one case, from the lips of a powerful European emperor A complimentary review of most books, music recordings, or plays will often inspire audiences to accept them, but the review isHere s a ferociously funny glimpse into the history of literary, theater, art, and general entertainment criticism Excerpts of reviews are taken from magazines, newspapers, and, in at least one case, from the lips of a powerful European emperor A complimentary review of most books, music recordings, or plays will often inspire audiences to accept them, but the review is usually forgotten while the work of art goes on to become famous Readers won t find such reviews in this book, because the emphasis here is on fun For sheer glee there is nothing like seeing a really venomous critic sharpen his or her claws on somebody s masterpiece Sometimes the critics are right, but just as often they take journalistic pratfalls Like many other Hapsburg Emperors who ruled the vast AustroHungarian Empire from its Vienna capital, Joseph II was a generous patron of the arts But when he dismissed a Mozart symphony as having too many notes, the rest of the music world could only smile Henry James and Mark Twain were contemporary novelists, but neither writer understood or appreciated the other s genius Twain once said of James Once you put down one of his books, you simply can t pick it up again More scathing was the famous New Yorker magazine critic Dorothy Parker, who said of one now forgotten book This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly It should be thrown with great force Readers will chuckle as they read damning reviews of books, music, plays, television shows, movies, and even restaurants It s pure entertainment, with just a drop or two of poison.
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  • Rating 3.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says Here s a ferociously funny glimpse into the history of literary, theater, art, and general entertainment criticism Excerpts of reviews are taken from magazines, newspapers, and, in at least one case, from the lips of a powerful European emperor A complimentary review of most books, music recordings, or plays will often inspire audiences to accept them, but the review is usually forgotten while the work of art goes on to become famous Readers won t find such r [...]


  • For a fair part of the way through this book I did a pretty good job of convincing myself that it was a pretty good collection But alas the truth won out as the fatigue of reading too many dusty white brit reviews that packed little or no punch diluted the power of the sharp wit that does pop up now and again throughout this work For every delightful Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker quote, there were several by people I ve never heard of about people I ve never heard of the wit of whic [...]


  • At first I was glad to see that they had even included restaurant reviews in this it was like they were going all comprehensive on us Unfortunately though that turned out to be the worst section of the book like listening to some toff bellyaching about a dinner they had 20 years ago gamy shallots and all Many of the quotes seem to have very little to do with the promise included in the subtitle in fact, sometimes I had the distinct impression that the compiler wasn t quite catching on to a note [...]


  • Devastatingly disappointing I think the author might be fishing for the bad press for this book, hoping someone might give it the hilarious awful review to make it irresistible to at least some readers.


  • Many of the reviews here are funny though devastating But the book reads like a quick and dirty newspaper article minimal sourcing, rapid turnaround It would have benefited from thought and editing.


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