In a Time magazine article (July 6/July 13, 2015) titled “Harper Lee’s second success,” Lev Grossman states: “Go Set a Watchman has already been reviewed 192 times on Goodreads, even though no one has actually read it.” How can that be? How can people review a book before they have viewed it?
I checked on Goodreads. As of this morning, there are 208 “reviews,” which are really comments about the book’s upcoming publication and the prospective readers’ desire to read the book when it is available. As a book lover, I am glad to see so much interest in reading but dismayed to see yet another word losing its meaning.