Yes, but try an empty title with empty authors and only the goodreads id set. The book had in my case a very broken title:
'Dark Imperium (Warhammer 40,000 Novels\n \n (Warhammer 40,000)'
so I removed title and authors in the "edit metadata" dialog, saved, and tried the "download metadata" step. What I would have expected from reading the source is that now I should get correct metadata without any searching involved...
Anyway, setting the title to something sensible works, so my problem might only be a corner case that does not happen in the normal flow of work... Back to