Hell hath no fury like a reader challenged.

Should this book be banned?

Should this book be banned?

Part 1:

Three posts in five days? What’s got in to him? What does he want now? Money? Votes? More of my time valuable?

It’s nothing like that. It’s just something worth sharing with those who I understand make time in their busy schedules to keep up to date with developments in my journey. That and I’m on holiday.

I’m an atheist. But just for the duration of this post, I’m so tempted to wonder if I could be wrong. Sometimes I have to consider whether some bored deity is having fun with me for my lack of faith.

Take the last five days for example. I wrote a blog-post on Friday chiefly concerned with my policy as an author of commenting on comments on Amazon. And what do I find today? I have my first 1* comment.

But it’s more interesting than that. The reviewer in question originally left a comment and a 2* review of Rope Enough (The First Romney and Marsh File) at the end of May. Naturally, I commented on her comment. Today the female in question has edited her comment and downgraded her rating from 2* to 1*. She gives her reasons for this as you will see should you wish to check the exchange out here. You can link to my comment, which I haven’t altered, from hers.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B00AIZ5ME6/ref=cm_cr_dp_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0

I’m quite sure that the revision of her perspective and downgrading had nothing to do with her logging on to her Amazon account, seeing that I’d left a comment on her comment and then feeling the overwhelming urge to ‘teach that facetious git a lesson.’

Will it stop me from continuing my practice my way? No. Does it bother me? Given the motives that I suspect are behind her actions, no. Really. I find it quite amusing. What’s more, I honestly feel that I don’t have to respond or make a fuss or take it personally. At the time of writing this Rope Enough has 206 reviews. They are split thus: 119 – 5*, 70 – 4*, 14 – 3*, 2 – 2* and now 1 – 1*.

I don’t feel the need to get funny with her. I am happy to let other readers’ feedback speak for the book.

Part 2:

While I’m here, I’d like to take the opportunity to offer my heartfelt thanks to all those who responded to my plea for support for the Romney and Marsh Files yesterday. I have to admit to approaching feelings of a sentimental nature. And that would not do.
Have a good day everyone.

2 thoughts on “Hell hath no fury like a reader challenged.

  1. Enough rope is a cracker of a read, notwithstanding the published negative review. There were from memory some minor typographical errors which I did notice but not sufficient to impact and I can’t remember where they are anyway. As an ex teacher I have put away my red pen some time ago. I will be reading more of the Romney Marsh files.

    • Frank
      Many thanks for getting in touch and your positive and encouraging comment. Glad you enjoyed it. As a teacher myself I gave up with red pens years ago – I just stopped marking. No one seemed to notice. I look forward to seeing what you make of the next in the series.
      Best wishes.

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