Reviewer Sued Rued Review Viewed As Rude

From 'Forest Circle Quest' Sir Pent, the Knight Adder  with a lithp, who goes, 'Hith-h-h!'

From ‘Forest Circle Quest’
Sir Pent, the Knight Adder with a lithp, who goes, ‘Hith-h-h!’

For cunning tries to publicise

A novel writ by me,

I need reviews to damn my eyes

In style defamat’ry –

Imagine if the fellow who

Had thus condemned my book,

I managed to proceed to sue

And to the cleaners took!

News editors love headlines with such mood:

Reviewer, Sued, Rued Review Viewed as Rude

 © Colonialist January 2014 (WordPress)


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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25 Responses to Reviewer Sued Rued Review Viewed As Rude

  1. bluebee says:

    Suing the rude might elevate the mood
    But leave the bank account nude


  2. gipsika says:

    😉 Why don’t you write yourself one under another pen name and plaster it all over the interwebs? But wait… I wouldn’t do that. Unless it’s something outrageous (like, corrupting the thinking of young readers etc), it won’t pull readers but rather shoo them away. There are too many genuinely poorly written books on the net. You don’t want yours associated with that.


  3. Arkenaten says:

    Ah…it took til the end of the comments, but nr hatch asked what I was going to.
    That is a very clever rhyme. One of your better ones.


    • colonialist says:

      Thanks! I did try hard to come up with something worthy of the punchline.
      Wouldn’t it be luvverly, though, if it happened thus?


      • Arkenaten says:

        I have reached a stage where such aggro, ( re bad reviews etc) no matter the pay off, does not interest me.
        I have a hard enough time writing the damn novels, lol…
        And if one is always trying to please someone the one you end up not pleasing is, sadly, yourself.

        On a literary note. I just read somewhere that an erotic novelist has just signed an EIGHT figure deal for two books.

        Mind blowing…


        • colonialist says:

          Clearly, I should resign from the squeaky-clean and get my mind beneath the bedclothes – or dealing with blowings of another type …
          Actually, I did write some prawnography, but not even a one-figure deal was offered.


  4. optie says:

    Your rhymes always put a smile on my face Col 🙂


  5. The Asian says:

    Any publicity is good publicity in way though, isn’t it?


  6. Even if you didn’t get to sue someone the bad publicity should help anyway – in theory. One of my colleagues once said, there is no such thing as bad publicity. So create whatever publicity you can. Harder than the actual writing though ..


  7. bulldog says:

    Not a negative review is it? Probably from someone having a bad day… got some bad reviews on my golf course from people that blamed the course for their bad playing… oh well these things happen…


    • colonialist says:

      You may well have discovered that such reviews sparked controversy with those who actually could play the game disagreeing, so it ended up as being positive publicity anyway!
      No, I was just thinking how one would be able to use a really stinking review to one’s advantage if a reviewer overstepped the mark. And playing with words, of course!


  8. MoreThanACat says:

    Oh if only. What an amazing idea 🙂


  9. nrhatch says:

    Did someone give you a bad review? Maybe you should review his review with a negative bent?


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