1-Star Reviews, Emergency Help for Authors

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

Real life 1-star reviews – humorless edition!

What kind of person will read a top-rated humorous book and give it a 1-star review?

Humorless people?


You be the judge:

“This book seems to have been a vehicle to make all of the word-play jokes Mr. Ames had thought up and written on spare scraps of napkin over the past few years, as this novel is full of groan-tastic one-liners and puns.”
– 1-star reviewer of Wake-Up, Sir! by Jonathan Ames

“Terrible role model for responsible pet ownership.”
– 1-star reviewer of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

“While surely some measure of artistry was necessary to have stretched such an uninspired satire into 333-pages of filth, only a true dullard would find occasion to be impressed.”
– 1-star reviewer of Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart

“I feel like he is crapping into my brain.”
– 1-star reviewer of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

“I only chuckled out loud at a statement on page 295 but that’s only because I could relate to it.”
– 1-star reviewer of Bossypants by Tina Fey

“Reading this book felt like being trapped in an elevator with the pathetic Scrubs douchebag (Zachy McWhinerson, or whatever his fracking name is) for an entire weekend.”
– 1-star reviewer of High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

“I learned that Bruce Campbell is willing to be an utter dick to his fans to make a quick buck.”
– 1-star reviewer of Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell

“These short stories were funny in the sense that mass murder is amusing.”
– 1-star reviewer of Barrel Fevery by David Sedaris


All reviews are quoted from Goodreads.com as of March 17, 2012.


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