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Kethylia's Review Rating Scale

All books are rated on a 1-10 Scale, with 10 the highest possible score. Here's what the numbers mean:

1-4.5 - Various degrees of badness. Not recommended (unless you're in a masochistic mood).

1 - One of the worst books I've read EVER.

2 - One of the worst books I've read this year.

3 - One of the worst books I've read this month.

4 - Hmm. You should probably stay away from it, but it won't kill you or anything.

5 - Indifferent. If it's one of your favorite genres, go for it. Otherwise, don't waste your time.

5.5-10 - Various degrees of goodness. Recommended.

6 - Generally recommended for transitory diversion.

7 - Highly recommended as a good, thought-provoking read.

8 - One of the best books I've read this month.

9 - One of the best books I've read this year.

10 - One of the best books I've read EVER.

I base my ratings on three criteria, weighted approximately equal:

1) INTENT - Does the book fulfill its purpose and match the author's ambitions?

2) TECHNICAL MERIT - How well-written is the book? Is it stylistically remarkable?

3) APPEAL - Quite simply, did I personally enjoy reading it?

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