Sunday, 18 March 2012

Reviewing the reviewer?

I've noticed recently that a lot of people post negative book reviews online. Some of these aren't just a comment on the book hidden by the anonymity of the Internet but also a verbal attack on the author. I'm really not sure why they do this but it did get me thinking about if they ever reviewed each others reviews. It might go something like...


Today I read Dilligaf666's review of My Little Pony the Rainbow Years, a vanity published ebook by 9 year old Abigail Spencer-Brown. I'd not read any of Dilligaf666's reviews before but they have a lot of " thumb down" this is not helpful comments so I thought I'd give them a go.

I WISH I hadn't!!!

It started off well enough with a vitriolic bombardment of the 9 year old's double barrelled name. Unfortunately after that the review went downhill. The spelling was atrocious! Dilligaf666 actually spelled count wrong on two separate occasions and don't get me started on the punctuation. In the second sentence in the thirty third paragraph they used a semicolon instead of a coma. There was also a DISTINCT lack of words in underlined bold capitals and a scant amount of exclamation marks!!! How thick is this person? They will give us reviewers a bad name!!!

After I read this review I came away feeling empty. I felt no real hate for the book or Abigail Double-Bloody-Barrelled and now I may even read the damn book. As for Dilligaf666 I will NEVER ever read one of their reviews again!!! I implore you not to either. If you do you know I will hunt you down and kill you in your sleep!!!

A review by Fluffybunnikins99.