David Hill explains the pain required to gain in the wild world of book reviewing, and offers his reckons about how we could do it better – and why we should. This cat is unimpressed I had an email a while back, disapproving of a review I'd written. The author of the book I'd expressed reservations about pointed out that s/he was a writer (a self-published one, actually), whereas I was merely a parody of one. How true. S/He went on to note that I produced 'stale ... boring ..