They say you’re not a real writer until you’ve gotten a bile-dripping review.
But what are you when some reviewer/reader/past anonymouse/whatnot hates the book so much they post slams under Amazon.com review sock puppet accounts?
From “Alan’s” other reviews, I wonder if it’s my Rand-references that set him/her off. Funny how he and “Elizabeth” reviewed the same obscure book on ships – and how Alan found it necessary to add to his own review the same thing he added to all other negative reviews: “My opinion exactly.” Logout booboos reveal sock puppets all the time, “Alan” old boy. I want everyone to have, and share, their own opinion about the book – but I’m not sure either A. or E. actually read the book entire. There’s a blank genericness to their style.
[ A. gives a similarly-written slam to Rose Wilder Lane’s The Discovery of Freedom – and A. and E.’s reviews of The United States Coast Guard in World War II: A History of Domestic and Overseas Actions by Thomas P. Ostrom are indisputably by the same person – and are the only two reviews of Ostrom’s book. Perhaps A&E=O here? ]