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'Also Bought' Lists - A blessing and a curse!

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Offline Stu Ayris Reading All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
21 Aug 2014, 08:44 AM | Post: #31

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RE: 'Also Bought' Lists - A blessing and a curse!

That's now 2 two star reviews and 4 1 star reviews for The Magical Tragical Life of Edward Jarvis Huggins!

They all refer to it being weird, strange, confusing and heavy going. The 'also boughts' of these reviews are almost exclusively romance genre novels.

The irony is that I have always found romance weird, strange, confusing and heavy going... Omg
Offline Ray Kingfisher Reading No, Writing.
21 Aug 2014, 09:59 AM | Post: #32

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RE: 'Also Bought' Lists - A blessing and a curse!

(21 Aug 2014 08:44 AM)Stu Ayris Wrote: Wrote:  That's now 2 two star reviews and 4 1 star reviews for The Magical Tragical Life of Edward Jarvis Huggins!

They all refer to it being weird, strange, confusing and heavy going. The 'also boughts' of these reviews are almost exclusively romance genre novels.

The irony is that I have always found romance weird, strange, confusing and heavy going... Omg

Commiserations Stu.

Look on the bright side, which is... erm... well, this thread has given us all a laugh.

I do fancy that fancy tin-opener, though. I mean, I've already got three, but that review has really pulled me in.
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21 Aug 2014, 10:01 AM | Post: #33

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RE: 'Also Bought' Lists - A blessing and a curse!

(07 Aug 2014 09:02 PM)leep Wrote: Wrote:  Hands up who hasn't had a bad review on their short stories because of length, even when it's stated in the description?

Anyone?

Thought not. Big Grin

Quite. I'm getting a bit tired of reviews for my free (that's FREE!) short story that mark it down for being short. It's latent heightism, that's what it is.
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21 Aug 2014, 10:39 AM | Post: #34

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RE: 'Also Bought' Lists - A blessing and a curse!

(21 Aug 2014 08:44 AM)Stu Ayris Wrote: Wrote:  That's now 2 two star reviews and 4 1 star reviews for The Magical Tragical Life of Edward Jarvis Huggins!

They all refer to it being weird, strange, confusing and heavy going. The 'also boughts' of these reviews are almost exclusively romance genre novels.

The irony is that I have always found romance weird, strange, confusing and heavy going... Omg

Commiserations. I know exactly what you mean - from the other side, of course. Being a (thus far) romance writer, I live in hope that some people who have just put my books on their 'to read' list don't give reviews - this is when those people have on their 'favourite' shelves stuff like mad sadistic huge horror monsters from the deep, sci fi weirdos invading bodies and so on. Or... sometimes, even worse, people who like reading books with semi-naked Highlanders clutching shields and kissing a love-sick lassie. I have the one and two stars on my US pages but not on the UK ones. Boy am I proud of the Brits! Though I have to say that there are some great US readers who review too.

Scribbles knows all about my dislike of semi-naked Highlanders!

To be fair, perhaps I should say I've never read one of the Highlander variety. Perhaps I'm missing out!
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Offline Stu Ayris Reading All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
21 Aug 2014, 10:50 AM | Post: #35

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RE: 'Also Bought' Lists - A blessing and a curse!

All part of the fun of this marvelous game! I have changed the product description so hopefully it will

a) deter people who think the book is something it's not
b) put some of the reviews in perspective
c) make me feel better!
Offline Scribbler Reading TBR list - I hate you!
21 Aug 2014, 12:21 PM | Post: #36

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RE: 'Also Bought' Lists - A blessing and a curse!

(21 Aug 2014 10:39 AM)Anna Faversham Wrote:  Scribbles knows all about my dislike of semi-naked Highlanders!
Indeed I do! Hiding
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21 Aug 2014, 12:44 PM | Post: #37

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RE: 'Also Bought' Lists - A blessing and a curse!

Oh what a lovely duck!
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Offline Stu Ayris Reading All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
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Hope this works!
Edward Jarvis Huggins is a ten year old boy brought up in a shack in eighteenth century England, his father an alcoholic, his mother dead.

Fleeing their father, Edward and his sister find themselves in Kent, on a farm peopled by other restless souls who have arrived at that same place over the previous ten years for reasons unknown to them.

Edward is convinced that he is the re-incarnation of Jesus, the returning Messiah, the son of God. Could it be that he really has been sent to earth to save mankind or is he just a troubled little boy who talks to the moon and the stars?

The Magical Tragical Life of Edward Jarvis Huggins is a novel of courage, humour, and destiny.

This novel is in the Magical Realism/Literary Fiction genre. It is not therefore either traditional historical fiction or traditional romantic fiction.
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21 Aug 2014, 01:53 PM | Post: #39

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RE: 'Also Bought' Lists - A blessing and a curse!

Good luck with your new description!

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