Saturday, July 22, 2017
There's no Terminex for Trolls
Apparently not. They've followed me over here.
Today, my third and latest book, a winner of a major literary award and a best seller here and in the UK got an Amazon one-star review by someone that obviously didn't read it as they talked about using "too much data", to the point they couldn't read it. (to which a retired school teacher called them on that in the comments which was funny). It's a lyrical, poetic female coming of age story. Data?
The only other review they posted, within 60 seconds of posting MY one-star review and the only books they have ever reviewed was a book written by a good friend, also a gun blogger and conservative Christian. They also gave that book one star saying said that it was written so that they couldn't be interested in it without providing any real details as to why.
So Virginia - Can we say troll?
But in the four weeks prior to it being possibly selected for another literary award, this seriously dumped its ratings numbers.
I'm open to honest and constructive critique and what I go with my first two books was valuable in growing as a writer. But this was just a personal attack by someone who uses a fake name and who has never, ever reviewed a book and hit my friend and I a minute apart on Amazon. I think I'm going to go hide in my cave for a while. For those of you who have read and liked it enough to review, thank you.