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Offline Mads Sorensen Reading A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter
07 Apr 2013, 10:20 AM | Post: #1

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One Star Reviews

Just received this  morning. I believe it's a rite of passage. Trying to laugh and bear it. Not easy.

Absolutely ridiculous plot with equally ridiculous characters. So poorly written, I had to keep going back to see if I had missed a chapter. It was almost as if some chapters had been missed out of the book. Not worth opening.

The reviewer has written only one other, similar review.
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Offline George Hamilton
07 Apr 2013, 10:39 AM | Post: #2

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RE: One Star Reviews

My one star rater didn't leave a review. I'm not sure if they had put it in words would have been better or worse. Just breathe deep and move on.
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07 Apr 2013, 10:44 AM | Post: #3

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RE: One Star Reviews

He sounds like a very credible reviewer! NOT! I liked his wish list though..... 
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Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
07 Apr 2013, 10:47 AM | Post: #4

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RE: One Star Reviews

Most potential readers will click on his 'other reviews' - and see what a waste of typescript he is. Anyway - he's wrong. He disagrees with me and that's my criterion! Wink
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Offline Stu Ayris Reading All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
07 Apr 2013, 11:04 AM | Post: #5

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RE: One Star Reviews

(07 Apr 2013 10:47 AM)Ignite Wrote: Wrote:  Most potential readers will click on his 'other reviews' - and see what a waste of typescript he is.  Anyway - he's wrong.  He disagrees with me and that's my criterion!  Wink

I've had several 2 star reviews in a row in the US for Tollesbury Time Forever all of whom say they couldn't finish it. Reviews of any sort are great though - just see them as opinions rather than a critique of your work. It's all good fun really!
Offline davidwailing Reading
07 Apr 2013, 11:04 AM | Post: #6

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RE: One Star Reviews

Mads, welcome to the One Star Club! Plenty of us on KUF are proud to be members.

Looks like you've been the victim of a generic one-starrer. The sort of review that doesn't make any specific references to the book in question, and could apply to anything. These are the most annoying type because they've clearly been written because of sheer spite, rather than letting people know what he/she thought of your book. Ignore, wear your One-Star Club badge with pride, and move on!
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Offline cecilia_writer Reading Murder by the Glass by Lynda Wilcox
07 Apr 2013, 11:12 AM | Post: #7

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RE: One Star Reviews

I think my 'favourite' one-star review was the one (I may have mentioned it before here) that said 'Please don't write any more.'
This made me laugh but I've also had reviews that have taken a while to get over - but I think being able to get over them is something you just have to do - bad reviews are an occupational hazard for anyone who puts something creative out there.
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07 Apr 2013, 11:39 AM | Post: #8

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RE: One Star Reviews

Who wouldn't trust somebody whose aspirations involve owning a tumble drier catch?
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Offline Stu Ayris Reading All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
07 Apr 2013, 11:57 AM | Post: #9

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RE: One Star Reviews

(07 Apr 2013 11:39 AM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote: Wrote:  Who wouldn't trust somebody whose aspirations involve owning a tumble drier catch?

I think that's quite an endearing trait! ; )
Offline Dorte Hummelshoj Reading Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton
07 Apr 2013, 12:03 PM | Post: #10

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RE: One Star Reviews

Exactly what I thought, Rosen.

And the trend seems to be more five-star reviews and more one-star reviews. Amateur reviewers always love or hate a book, even though most books probably have good and bad sides.
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