Personally, I don’t like the numeric star ratings that you typically find on book/novel reviews. I think they don’t really encapsulate the value of a work. Instead, I use an alternative rubric which you can find below.
|Must-Read||Essential reading for any fan of speculative fiction.|
|Highly Recommended||High-quality, enjoyable work that is worth checking out. Great stories that have the potential to win over skeptics of the genre.|
|Recommended||A solid effort that will please fans of the genre. Your life will not be changed, but you won’t regret spending the time.|
|Recommended for Fans||Maybe you’ll like this, maybe you won’t. But you’ll be more likely to like it if you are a die-hard fan of a niche genre.|
|Not Recommended||This is bad. There is nothing here that is redeeming and I cannot conceive of it being enjoyed by anyone.|
|Recommended Ironically||You have to read/watch this, but not for anything intentional on the part of the artist, because I am an emotionally bankrupt member of a cynical generation.|