Here is a distribution of Ratings for almost 400 reviews that Norm Goldman has listed on Amazon.
The chances of any book, including the Hocobook, getting
less than four stars (the Hoco-rating)
is
1.50%[sup]1[/sup]!!!!
In addition, most books Norm reviewed
(60%) got a higher rating, even though Rob paid the "Expidited review" hyper-rate to Norm for his review. ;D
[sup]1[/sup] - It seems possible the real odds are much less than 1.5%, if the panned books did not pay Norm, and he was somehow subconsciously influenced by that fact. I imagine Norm would bristle at that idea, of course.