Dear Anon Author,
A word of advice from your friendly local book reviewer:
When you submit a book for review to this review site, you have to understand that it's going to be reviewed, whether it was a fabulous book or an awful book. In case you aren't aware, in the "About Us" section, we have a disclaimer that states authors and/or publishers are free to submit books for review, but just because you submitted it does not guarantee a good review. If it sucks big donkey balls, we're going to tell the world.
Unfortunately, your book sucked big donkey balls. I felt the need to tell the world. Leaving comments to the effect of "You're mean" and "It's unethical to tell people to steer clear of my book" isn't going to change the fact that your book sucked big donkey balls. I'd also like to point out that leaving comments saying things like "I meant to write them as idiot characters" and "It was supposed to be written with grammatical and typographical errors" (not that you actually used those words..I think they might be too big for you) "because that's my writing 'voice'" does nothing but make you look like a fucktard.
Yes, a big fucktard.
As long as we're discussing you being a fucktard, I'd like to go one step further here and say it's probably not advisable to Google the title of your book and then
leave tell your friends so they can leave "annoymous" comments on posts saying things like, "There's a difference between honesty and nastiness". Because you're right, there is a difference.
I'd say I'm being honest when I say your book was one of the worst books I read in 2007. I'd say I'm being nasty when I say if you aren't one of the stupidest people on the face of the Earth, I don't know who is.
I'd also say I'm being nasty when I state the following:
"Adra Steia is a fucktard. She writes shitty books and then cries when she gets bad reviews for said shitty books. Then she leaves anonymous comments on said reviews and/or other posts further cementing her fucktard status. In my not very humble opinion, no one - and I mean absolutely no one - should read A Year Of You. Ever. Unless they want their eyes to bleed and/or their head to explode. Trust me, that's time you can never get back. Don't waste it."
See, that was nasty. Uh, and honest. Jeez, I guess there isn't really a difference between honesty and nastiness after all.
P.S. The sad part is, had you not said a word about it, I would have gladly bought more of your books, because I really liked the first one I read. Maybe next time you'll think about that and control the impulse to comment..anonymously or otherwise.
*Turns out I was wrong, and Adra Steia herself didn't leave a comment on our Worst Reads of 2007 post. One of her "friends" did. Since Ms. Steia has changed her story some, I'm not sure exactly HOW said friend came to leave a comment there, but according to our Stat Counter website, AS did a Google search for her book, found our Worst Reads post and emailed it to her friends so they could "laugh" about it.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Dear Anon Author,