What a pain in the pinfeathers. I recently reviewed a book, mistakenly believing the author, who I know on Facebook, wanted me to. Okay, I’ll own up to the misunderstanding, but when the book review (which I gave 4 our of 5 stars on Amazon and now have deleted along with my review on this blog) was published, he gave me a ration of heck about how I had gotten things all wrong and that my review was a “sales killer.”
I decided to let it go and just not respond hoping it would all blow over. It didn’t.
He went on and on and on all over Facebook and to some degree MeWe about this, that, and the other thing. He tried to contact me on Facebook Messenger, but at that point, I didn’t feel like responding. Then he got on a post and complained that I was ignoring him.
Right then, I’d had enough. I told him I was deleting the reviews, but I doubt that’ll satisfy him. I’m not mentioning his name or his book, and quite frankly, I’m pretty ticked off right now. I rarely boycott anyone, but it’s just not worth it to buy (yes, I purchased a digital copy) and review his works. I’m not going to read another one again.
Look, I get that authors don’t like reviews that aren’t wonderful and perfect and all that, but like the old baseball umpires of old used to say, “I calls ’em as I sees ’em.”
Yes, this is a rant. I’m really miffed at the moment. I’ll pass unless he keeps on me about it. The guy’s smart and he’s got a lot of knowledge and talent, but good grief get over it.
I’m done. At least until/unless the next round. Then I pull the plug.