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|Posted by Christopher on 7/25/2012|
|I would have taken this review seriously if it didn't include ridiculous quotes as "suckiest bunch of suck that ever sucked", somehow manages to fit it dog crap and compares the writer to a 9 year old with ADD. Towards the end it shows that the reviewer does have a lot of writing skill and knows what she's talking about but a review completely loses its legitimacy when it includes nonsense terms as I said above.|
|Posted by Adrienne on 2/14/2008|
|Wow! There's a lot of love in this room. This is my review, and someone just alerted me to these comments. Normally I'd ignore them, but this was a unique case. After reading this book, and obviously not liking it, I contacted the publisher and offered to use my own money to mail the review copy back, as my review would only be one star, and that wouldn't serve any purpose for anyone. The publisher asked me to go ahead with the review, and that if I was going to make it bad, to make it over the top, because often a scathing review can garner as much attention as a good one. clearly, Tim knew what he was talking about, as evidenced here. So no, I do not have a 'vendetta' against the author, I don't know him and had never read his work before this.
|Posted by Cal on 2/7/2008|
|This review DOES talk about the stories, you nitwits, and the style of the collection. A reviewer can hate a book without having a personal vendetta against the author.|
|Posted by Pete on 12/1/2007|
|Actually, in response to the last comment, reviews (on this site) are supposed to be about the book -- and this one does in fact let me know what I need to know about this book, giving me some info on what the stories are about in the second and third paragraphs -- I don't need a play by play -- and then telling me this a badly written book. The reviewer is telling you exactly what to expect from this book -- her comments are about the writer's style.
In response to other comments -- the manner in which this is done is up to the author of the review, but I don't see anything mean-spirited in this review. Frustration from the reader/reviewer? Sure. Check several of our other reviews -- it can be frustrating to read a book with good ideas and poor execution.
|Posted by Jim Stratton on 11/29/2007|
|Sorry, but I fail to see how this is a review. A review is supposed to be about the stories, not the author. I don't care what the reviewer's opinion of the author is, that's immaterial. I want to know about the stories. And this review does not provide this.|
|Posted by Bill Ward on 11/26/2007|
|Is it not possible to give a negative review without such mean-spirited and crass attempts at humor at the author's expense? I suggest that there are better ways to communicate a point than comparing an author to a hyperactive child, and such invective completely undermines whatever legitimate criticism may be presented here.|
|Posted by crystalwizard on 11/26/2007|
|I'm not overly impressed with the review, especially since the reviewer seems to have gone out of her way to blast the author. Makes me wonder if she has something against him personally.|