Talking to a work-mate, I told him I’d been writing a review and wanting to make it great to impress an editor.

“But how can you write a good review?”, asked work-mate. “It’s just an opinion!”

My indignation, dear reader! I had to explain to this colleague that writing a good review is an art. Writing a great review is incredibly hard. The aim being to write something that is as entertaining as the book itself. Something that is enjoyable to read, even if you’re not interested in the book.

I’m wondering now whether people who don’t write reviews, but do read them, realise that it’s a hard thing to do…