The two reviews from George Mattson and myself usher in what we hope will prove a successful and enjoyable feature. When first approached with this idea, I rather assumed we would concentrate on martial arts works. Certainly there exists a need; a great number of books and videos exist, many not worthy of the trees sacrificed for their existence. We hope this section will highlight the gems and warn about the dross. However, Sensei Mattson feels that a far broader interest exists among the Readership. Thus, we would like to open this up to any suggestions. Anyone may suggest a book to review, and anyone may submit a review within the General Guidelines. We may solicit reviews from the Readership or outside. Readers may similary recommend reviewers. Depending on the response, we may even post "polls" for "next book to review."
While we have not set limits, as noted in the General Guidelines, we have little interest in fawning or damning reviews of the latest partisan pundit's productions. There are plenty of sources for such. However, if enough readers express interest in a particular work we may consider it. We also welcome appropriate rebuttals to positive and negative reviews.
All reviews are subject to review, and we may ask the reviewer to clarify and correct sections as appropriate. The final decision to publish a review remains with the Editor..