I’m compiling a list of reviews for JADE TIGER, and have run into an ethical snag.
I understand that it’s normal to pick and choose the most positive comments from a review. I have no problem doing that when the review is overwhelmingly positive. But when the review is more 50/50 good and bad, it seems icky to quote just the good bits.
“Fast-paced writing” sounds great, but not so great when the whole quote reads, “Fast-paced writing that leaves the reader dizzy, and not in a good way.” (I made that one up. No need to bring real reviews into this!)
How do you handle this? Where do you draw the line? Do you ever post negative reviews on your site? (Linking to them in your journal doesn’t count — I’m talking permanent links on your site.)
Grant unto me your wisdom!