Friday, April 2, 2010

My Worst Amazon Review Ever!

I've just had the following one-star review posted on by a Mr R. J. Harbinson of Northern Ireland.

Total Rubbish, 1 April 2010

This review is from: Nightfall: v. 1 (Paperback)

This is the worst book I have ever read. As a fan of Mr Leather I was surprised to read of occult, witches, soul takers, satanists etc... Not his usual style and totally unbelievable. I have a rule that once started I always finish a book boy did I ever regret reading this rubbish. It has nothing to commend it.

If you're wondering how many of my books this 'fan' has reviewed, I have to tell you that the answer is none. Zero. The worst book he has ever read is the only one of mine that he has ever reviewed.

Sadly I have had to expel Mr R. J. Harbinson from my fan club and have asked him to return his membership card. And I have issued instructions to all booksellers in Northern Ireland that he is not to be allowed to buy any of my books in future....


colin bateman said...

I will keep an eye out for him.

Chris JB said...

Hi stephen,

It's probably not worth getting to hung up on the reviews on amazon. Nightfall is different to your other books in terms of genre and some people lack enough imagination to appreciate what your doing and hate change. If things were always the same as some like it the literary world would be a very boring place indeed! I thought it was a brave move write outside the thriller genre and it is a fabulous book (I gave 5 stars on amazon) but you can't please everyone and you shouldnt even attemppt to do so. Just write what you feel is right and for most fans of yours it will be much appreciated. Keep up the fantastic work and I look forward to your next book in whatever genre you choose to write in. (although there are limits - please no romantic comedies haha)

Dave The Rave said...

Hi Steve, your comments made me laugh. So, this man is supposed to be a reviewer? Well, that is a joke in itself. To me the so called 'review' read like a rant from some estranged madman. As you are a bestselling author, let your book sales continue to do the talking. Ignore the babble from the padded cell.

Anonymous said...

Dear Stephen i have just finished reading Nightfall my first book of yours and i think its really good ! I actually bought it for my partner as i have every other book of yours and he got me to read it knowing the books i like he doesnt review your books online though he does tell friends and family and has been known to lend his books out for people to try he gives this book top marks as he has to all your others and now im going to fetch Payoff off the book shelf !

Stephen Leather said...

Thanks, Tracey! What a coincidence, the new Dan Shepherd book, Rough Justice, is dedicated to Tracey - a friend of mine in London!

blackburn422 said...

Hi Stephen

Apart from your Dan Sheperd books this has to be one of the best books i have read lets have lots more of Jack Nightingale