Salman Rushdie's Goodreads Ratings Of Classic Books Go Viral

April 6, 2015 7:51 PM

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Salman Rushdie's Goodreads Ratings Of Classic Books Go Viral

With so many digital ratings systems organizing our modern lives, it was only a matter of time before someone as prominent as Salman Rushdie confused Netflix’s recommendation algorithm with Goodreads’ public book ratings. On Sunday, Rushdie’s starred reviews of several classic books went viral -- including a few shockingly unflattering ones. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, for example, received only three stars, while Kingsley Amis’ Lucky Jim got just one.

Apparently Rushdie felt no need to leave the one-star rating in reserve for total duds.

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