Thursday, April 24, 2008

My God! It's Full of Suck!

After this, this, and this, John Scalzi comes up with the best answer ever to the bad Amazon (or other internet) Review:

Post your one-star (or otherwise negative) Amazon reviews, if you have them, and you probably do. Oh, go on. Own your one-star reviews, man. And then, you know. Get past them. If you’re lucky, some of them might actually be fun to read.

Now why the hell didn't I think of that?

I bow down.

2 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

I don't read Amazon reviews because I usually judge for myself. That said, I do occasionally review a book. But I only do so just to give potential readers an idea why they may enjoy the novel. Why don't I review something I didn't enjoy? Because my first thought is that it probably wasn't the book's fault. More than likely it was me. No one will like everything they read. That doesn't make it a bad read. Just not for me. I've never understood why people don't realize that.

Howie said...

I don't tend to read Amazon's reviews eithe (I usually know whether I want a book before going to the store).

Here's what Charlie Stross had to say on the subject ..

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2008/04/we_get_reviews.html