Reviews vs. Reflections

[I have only just realised, after writing this whole post, that this is really just a PR plug for a podcast I’m involved in, ‘The Proof is in the Podcast’.  Feel free to just go straight to the chitter-chatter first.]

There are clearly many forms of writing which have become well established over time: The Novel, The Short Story, The Poem etc.  We know these forms, so we know what to expect e.g.  we know that a short story can probably be finished whilst travelling on The District Line between Earl’s Court and Tower Hill – with a twist hopefully kicking in somewhere near Monument.  Now, just another one of these forms, which has become quite as ubiquitous as the others, is The Review (a poor example of which I sort of ‘coughed up’ down below).  And I have to confess that there are some aspects of reviews that I just don’t get. Continue reading “Reviews vs. Reflections”