Monday, 18 December 2017

Normally, I pay scant attention to reviews ...

Normally, I pay scant attention to reviews, being absorbed in my current Project, but this one really got my goat. The jerk who wrote it gave The Inlooker 2-Stars, which puts it in the c***p sector for quality of grammar, ability, and so on.
     I quote: I was at first super excited to read this book but after the first few pages I was not thrilled. In this day and age I don't expect to read chauvinistic behaviors on the page in a serious style. I liked the invention attitude of the book itself. I like anything new and interesting and had hopes for this book. For me it fell flat in regards to meeting my expectations. I liked the gimmick of the book but did not like the writing for the most part…
     Let me explain, this is a story about a man who has a superior attitude towards others, and the ability to take possession of individual souls. Initially, he uses his paranormal talent to throttle a child murderer, then he moves onto a short succession of delectable females to satisfy his male urges, which are not in the same alleged category of brutality as Weinstein. Then he meets an alien whose lifestyle impresses him, and begins to develop a flying car that requires no fossil fuels to power it. Eventually, it supplants planes. trains and ships, making him a vastly wealthy man. Finally, he matures into a principled statesman who painlessly reduces the world population to 1.5 billion people. In the process, he instigates true democracy, develops compassion, and turns into a caring, sharing human being.
     Good, innit? At least I thought so. Then along comes this semi-literate ‘Jei the jerk’ and pans it, even though I state in the book, before the story starts, that this is a moralistic story chronicling the growth in moral compass of the central character. I clearly emphasize that the style of writing reflects this man’s state of mind and I change it as his character blossoms.
     Note that it is not a verified purchase by this anonymous Jei, which probably means that he has not read the latest version of the book, which contains the warning clause I mentioned earlier. In fact, I think he just picked up the free read from Amazon and formed his negative, badly expressed view from that.

     What precisely is the cause of my umbrage on this occasion? It is as much to do with Amazon as it is with Jei the jerk, since any comment that I make is relegated to a concealed area of the reviews page that is easily missed. I should at least be given equal opportunity to reply to these poor reviews, not buried in verbal manure.