Bound to happen….don’t know why I’m surprised. I’ve been publishing excerpts intended to market Supernatural Hypocrisy. Someone just gave me a pissy little review on one of them a while ago, so I went to his site and left one of my own. Amazing what people do.
His review was on Thatness & Whatness, and only said
“Review by: Brent Adams on March 31, 2013 : star
Not impressed. Doesn’t seem well thought out or researched.”
So I looked at his wordpress site, and it was one of those generic, newly made ones with all the defaults still up, and I left a snarky comment:
“Kelli Jae Baeli on April 1, 2013 at 3:49 am said:
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Your site “doesn’t seem well-thought out or researched.” How does that feel?
Before you slam someone else’s work on smashwords, perhaps you should read the whole book rather than an excerpt–and as for your comments, it took 3 years of research-something like 475 references from reputable sources, and it was nothing BUT well-thought out and researched. I spent my whole life compiling for that book, and working on it, to some degree, and also studied under a bible scholar. So how about you keep your opinion to yourself until you know what you’re talking about?”
I just get so weary of that sort of thing. Sigh. It’s a shame that reviews can be posted by just anyone, whether they’re qualified or not, these days. In the golden yesteryears, one had to be educated in the subject area and hold a position as a reviewer with some reputable entity, before posting reviews. I guess those days are over. I do appreciate responses and reviews from readers, but sometimes, I wonder if we’d be better off without them.