On the Moral Status of Snarky Reviews

Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark

Note: I apologize in advance for the length and general analocity (analness?) of this post. If it helps, please know that the published version is about 1/87th the length of the draft. (The analness, I’m sorry to say, is pure me and not expungeable.)

I’m working on a blog page, “Jessica’s Personal Rules for Reviewing”, while at the same time listening to the audio version of Karen Marie Moning’s Beyond the Highland Mist (you can read the finished snarky product here.)

Perhaps if you have read this book, you will know why I am suddenly interested in the question of whether “snark” is ok in a review.  And, as usual, I start with the question of “what is snark”?


Published in: on September 9, 2008 at 3:33 am  Comments (14)  
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