Book review prize news from Revish

From this month’s Revish newsletter:

* Review of the month results

Boy was this hard. An average of nearly 2 reviews a day were posted in May, and choosing the best 3 was too difficult, so we’ve chosen the best 5 instead. Our favourite review will receive $40 of Amazon gift vouchers, and the four runners-up will receive Revish t-shirts or $20 of Amazon vouchers.

Our pick for top review was Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut, reviewed by A. Bowdoin Van Riper.

This betrays the geekiness of the panel a little, but more than that it shows that the best reviews aren’t necessarily of the best books.

Runners-up are:

+ Echo, reviewed by Amanda.

+ The Man Who Was Thursday, reviewed by Chinsmith.

+ Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story, reviewed by deargreenplace.

+ Ice Moon, reviewed by Maxine Clarke.

Further Revish news:

We’ll be running another review of the month competition in the summer, and hope to have a full voting system ready for the autumn, making the whole thing much more democratic.

* Book explorers: Black Swan Green by David Mitchell. camelrc has started a book group on Revish under the banner "Book explorers": a capital idea. The first book the group will be discussing, starting at the end of June, is Black Swan Green by David Mitchell. I’m signed up for it, you should too (says Dan Champion, aka Mr Revish).

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