Review Rating System
Tales from Absurdia follows the Goodreads five-star format of reviewing, with a few tweaks for clarity.
= Highly Recommended
No review format is perfect, but I do find that this method produces the most honest and constructive feedback. Below, you’ll find a full breakdown of my criteria.
A Highly Recommended book is well written, explores interesting ideas in a satisfying way, and wholly memorable.
A text has to really stand out from the rest.
Leonard & Hungry Paul and Boys Don’t Cry are fine examples of this.
A Decent rating is a positive endorsement.
A book does some things very well, and others less so. Perhaps the book explores some really intriguing ideas, but that they aren’t developed as fully as they could have been.
I may still recommend this book, but only to the right audience.
A good read nonetheless, but not quite enough to leave a lasting impression.
Disappointing means that a certain level of expectation was not met.
A ⭐⭐ is not entirely without merit but it ultimately fails to capture me.
On that point alone, I would not recommend a ⭐⭐ book.