The Democracy Of Books (via )

Excellent piece on the tangled world of peer reviews.

"I'm of the opinion that authors should avoid reviewing books of their peers" Philip Kerr. By Kevin Williamson There's been a nice wee authorial square-go erupted between our very own Philip Kerr and Allan Massie.  Its not quite the talk of The Scheme but Philip Kerr raises a fair point (above).  Should authors review their peers? I can only speak for myself but Kerr's is an approach I've stuck rigidly to for the last 15 years, turning down every … Read More

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