It would be nice to delude myself into thinking reviews don’t count. But they do. Of course they do.
It can work either way, of course. I’d be lying if I said I’d never been swayed by a Trip Advisor contributor pointing out the less attractive aspect of having a fully-functioning twenty-four hour nightclub located directly beneath your hotel room. Or the movie reviewer who waxed lyrical about the lingering, twenty minute single shot view of a train pulling into a station in the latest French independent film release. Colour me snoring in the back row.
Which is what makes this absolute corker of a review of The Honourable Thief that appears in this week’s Canberra Weekly so special (copied below.) ‘Masterfully weaves…’… ‘Powerful and remarkable.’ Thank you, Mr. Popple. Going onto the business cards.