So I was thinking about this yesterday and thought I would put it out there for opinions. When it comes to movies, I really don't put any stock into a critic's review. I go to a movie purely for the fascination factor - if it looks intriguing then I'll go to see it. The critics' opinions be damned.
I just find that they don't have a clue what they are talking about when it comes to the tastes of the general public.
That being said, I find the complete opposite is true when I'm talking about books. Well maybe not the complete opposite. Let me explain.
I still can't really stand the "professionals" that critic books either. The ones paid by the industry because ...well ...they are being paid. It just feels like they are backing the ones that come with the biggest paychecks.
However, if I have two books that I really want to get but can only pick one, I'll check out the jacket cover, maybe the first page or two, and then see if there are any good reviews about it on Goodreads. You see the reviews on Goodreads, I will pay attention to because they are written by normal, everyday, rabid readers. The people who read for enjoyment, not just to seem like they are intellectual elite.
Do you know what I mean?
So what do you guys think? Do you pay attention to what the critics are saying? or do you prefer to go with your gut on books?
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