Was This Review Helpful to You by Rebecca Makkai and posted on Ploughshares is too, too funny, and a must read for any author frantically checking each new Amazon review (and you know you do).
Here’s a tidbit:
Was This Review Helpful to You?
Oh, where to even start? I wanted so badly to like this book. The New York Times called it “a trenchant masterpiece,” and it has blurbs from three Nobel Prize winners. So I had sky-high expectations. I anticipated a book that would change my world, that would help me lose twelve pounds and make clear the meaning of life and cure my husband’s erectile dysfunction. This book, while excellent, did none of those things. Threw it across the room on page 20. Ugh. Will not be reading this author again.
The paper was rough to the touch, and after just three weeks the back cover ripped. Also, the book was “like new,” not “new.” Regret ordering from vendor BookXPress314. Do not recommend!!
The author, a known Liberal, has a clear agenda here in including an African-American neighbor and a “lesbian” boss. I read to be entertained, not to have someone’s politics shoved down my throat. I was going to pass this on to my sister, but instead I recycled the book.
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This is priceless!
I know! I’m jealous. I wish I had written it myself. Cheers and happy writing.
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Haha, me too!
Oh, those are too funny. And too close to the truth!