When I saw the Washington Post had published a review of Black Hills, too, I wanted to compare it to my review, just for fun.
I find most reviewers reveal way too much about the storyline of a movie, book or television show, but since I had read the book, I wasn't too worried that the reviewer would sully the review with spoilers, at least for me.
What I didn't expect was a spoiler for another Simmons book on my reading list.
The Post's reviewer quickly included comparisons to Simmons' other recent novels, including The Terror, which is next in my lineup of readables. Did I really need to have the book mini-reviewed here? And with spoilers?
I get that there may be similarities between the books, so compare them. Heck, I did the same thing with Drood in my review.
However, please don't reveal the entire story, including the finale, as a casual side note to the Real Review.
I'm a bit of a purist. After reading the Post's review of the latest Indiana Jones movie, I didn't need to go to the theater. (Thanks, Post.) As a result, I don't read Post movie reviews. I think I'll have to eschew the paper's book reviews as well. And that disappoints me because I'm such a fan of the Post. Oh, well. Live and learn.