A 5 star review shouldn’t be easily awarded. It needs to be earned by meeting ALL components of a great read. A 5 star shouldn’t be based on a matter of OPINION as it should be based on a matter of FACT. 5 stars should be reserved for the ELITE. The writer that follows a guideline to greatness shouldn’t share their accolades with the average author.
The Creme De La Creme over-stands that to reach this status an element of interest must be created quickly and maintained, characters need to be developed, fictional realism (story must be believable), consistent flow, proper pace, correct grammar and punctuation, plot definition, sentence structure, emotion evoking characters and/or situations, accurate use of times, dates and places, education, and damn near flawless editing.
The Michelin star system is designed to rank food. The guide awards 1 to 3 stars to a small number of restaurants of outstanding quality.
One star indicates “Very good cuisine”
Two stars indicates “Excellent cuisine”
Three stars indicates “Exceptional cuisine” (This is rarely given)
As of late 2009, there were 26 three-star restaurants in France, and a total of 81 in the world.
The Source Magazine is one of the most popular hip hop magazines in the world.
An album that is rated at four-and-a-half or five mics is considered by The Source to be a superior hip hop album. Over the first ten years or so, the heralded five-mic rating only applied to albums that were universally lauded hip hop albums. A total of 45 albums have been awarded five mics.
Back to books and these ridiculous claims on 5 stars.
It is estimated that 200,000 new books are published each year in the U.S., and less than 1% achieve bestseller status.
But if everyone has a 5 star read then shouldn’t this percentage be higher?
Michelin reviewers will NOT hand out 3 stars.
The Source Magazine will NOT hand out 5 mics.
Blaze Reviewz will NOT hand out 5 torches.
They all MUST be earned!
The Torch Review System for Blaze Reviewz
5 Torches = On “fiyah” (Love it)
4 Torches = Flaming (Like it)
3 Torches = Sizzling (It’s OK)
2 Torches = Flickering (Don’t like it)
1 Torch = No sparks (Hate it)
Have YOU been blazed?
by Blaze Reviewz on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 4:10pm