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Who won't make
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      Certain standards must be maintained.
      The complete review is not a democratic institution where all can find a place. The complete review is an exclusive Literary Saloon, and those books and authors that do not meet our standards will not be served to our patrons.
      Reasons why books and or authors might not be included include:
  • Inferior literary quality
  • Of topical and not lasting interest
  • Too few redeeming qualities, or addressed to too limited an audience.
      Fortunately, the internet provides enough sites and places for these undesirables.

      To give users some idea of what will not be found here we provide a list (which is by no means comprehensive) of books and authors that we believe defy review (not necessarily because they are of inferior literary quality -- although that is the most frequently found defect) and thus are not on offer at the complete review

  • Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L.James
  • Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo/Lynn Vincent
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America, Bill O’Reilly/Martin Dugard

  • Mitch Albom
  • Jeffrey Archer
  • Robert Bly
  • Dan Brown
  • Deepak Chopra
  • Agatha Christie
  • Tom Clancy
  • Mary Higgins Clark
  • Paulo Coelho
  • Nelson DeMille
  • the brothers Dunne
  • John Grisham
  • David Guterson
  • Jonathan Kellerman
  • Dean Koontz
  • Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Louis L'Amour
  • Peter Mayle
  • Brad Meltzer
  • Stephenie Meyer
  • Sarah Palin
  • James Patterson
  • Jodi Picoult
  • Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • Danielle Steel

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