A few months ago, I was idly scrolling through social media, nothing registering in my mind, when I came across this question that someone had put up, asking, “Why do we see books that a majority loves as ‘overhyped’? Why is it that if a majority loves a book, their collective opinion is considered untrustworthy?” And this stuck. It got me thinking. Because it’s true. We always say that people are making an unnecessary fuss out of a book, that they are hyping it up, and that they ‘lied’. Why? How is their opinion of something a lie? How can an opinion be a lie?