Question What's the lowest rating for a novel you'll read?

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by Ophious, Oct 22, 2019.

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What's the lowest rating for a novel you'll read?

  1. 1 Star

  2. 2 Star

  3. 3 Star

  4. 4 Star

  5. 5 Star

  6. Don't care about Ratings

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  1. MasterCuddler

    MasterCuddler 《HandsomeCuddlySparklyChicken》

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    I usually tell by the summary, title,and cover. After awhile you can tell if it’s trash, generic, or good base off that alone
     
  2. kingkong53

    kingkong53 Well-Known Member

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    Like a lot of people have said I look at the story summary if it interest me I read about 5-10 chapters to decide whether I like it or not,I only look at reviews when im im split 50/50 on the summary or the story after reading it
     
  3. ToastedRossi

    ToastedRossi Well-Known Member

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    Novel ratings are nonsense to begin with so why should they play a part in deciding whether to read a book or not? All a numeric rating tells us is how good the reviewer thinks it is. Written reviews are better, but only because they tell us a lot more information. I'll check the latter from time to time, but usually only to find out what the story is about and whether it suffers from any bad pitfalls. Even then I think that a lot of the books that get gushing praise are nowhere as good as the reviewer tries to make them out to be. In particular books like "the Great Tang Idyll" and "the Grandmaster Strategist". These get good reviews because they cover subjects that rarely get translated, but they're not particularly good if you have access to better stuff.
     
  4. TiggerBane

    TiggerBane Always asleep yep yep yep| Canidae lover

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    I don't have a lowest but I do have a highest. I won't read anything with a 5 star rating and more then 50 ratings!
     
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  5. Megatron

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    Lowest i've read was Zhan Long at 3 lmao. I enjoyed it surprisingly
     
  6. AMissingLinguist

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    Lowest for me is 4.5, rounded to 5. I haven't been reading a lot of translated novels, but I am always thinking about trying to get back to reading some.
     
  7. RAGA

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    Generally, I'll only go for as low as 4-stars because I no longer have the time to find "hidden gems" stories like I used to. But I also look at the plot and read reviews before I completely decide to not read something, especially for isekai-ish (my Achille's heel) and bl genres.