(From New York Times, February 16, 2014)
From The New York Times, a written debate between Francine Prose and Zoë Heller about whether (professional) book reviewers should write negative reviews.
Having only positive book reviews seems rather silly to me. I think a negative review, written constructively, can be a good thing, both for writers and readers. Just because a book was actually published doesn’t guarantee that it’s well-written or even worth reading.