I just finished David Mitchell's Black Swan Green, which I loved, and when I checked the review, I noticed it got more than four stars. That seemed pretty unusual to me. Are there other books that have received more than four stars in your recent memory? Other readers might like to see a list of these, too.
It's very unusual, Katie! In the preview issue of Bookmarks back in 2002, the critics' ratings added up to 4.5 stars for Atonement by Ian McEwan. We suffered a drought of 4.5-star books until the graphic novel Epileptic by David B. in 2005. Then in 2006 we had five. We listed those in our year-end roundup in the...