1-Star Reviews, Emergency Help for Authors

Just got burned with a 1-star review? Here's what to do.

Genuine 1-star reviews

Some people are satisfied with saying a book wasn’t their thing. Others must be more creative. Strangely, their reviews often say more about them than the books.

” This book almost made me swear off of reading forever.”
1-star Reviewer of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

“I have read this book twice before and hated it both times.”
1-star Reviewer of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Editor’s note: we suggest reading it a third time!

“This book contains self-absorbed, uninteresting people doing things that hurt other people for their entire lives.”
1-star Reviewer of Jennifer Egan’s A Visit From the Goon Squad

“One star goes to the agent of Suzanne Collins. For the book itself, or what is a sorry excuse for a book, I will give it one dying star.”
1-star  Reviewer of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games

“Personally I think a book should be a pleasure to read and not a chore.”
1-star Reviewer of Paul Murray’s Skippy Dies

“Amis tries to write a witty/clever mystery novel, but rather achieves boring mediocrity. ”
1-star Reviewer of Marin Amis’ London Fields

“I heard a tale that said the author of this book wrote it on a dare. He had a bet that he could sell it in spite of its stupidity. I guess he won.”
1-star Reviewer of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

” This book is way to (sic) confusing and uses really big words. ”
1-star Reviewer of George Orwell’s 1984

“Another one of those books written by a truly depressed sadistic writer who imposes his own problems on everyone else.”
1-star Reviewer of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies
Editor’s note: Oh no! Not another one of those! 

“I found the narrator spoiled, jealous, spineless, and overall incredibly self-absorbed.”
1-star Reviewer of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

“I was looking forward to a light beach read, a chick book, and instead got a rather disturbing fantasy written by someone with barely concealed abuse issues.”
1-star Reviewer of Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife

“How good can a book really be when narrated by Death, who tells the reader upfront that he has just taken the soul of the main character?”
1-star Reviewer of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief


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This entry was posted on March 13, 2012 by in 1-stars.

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