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Why you can’t trust amazon.com reviews


A. V. Wedhorn wrote a shitty book. All you have to do is use the look inside feature to see how badly written it is. I have discussed this slimeball before, but I think he’s shown up at sfreader.

One of the “reviews” is by the publisher herself and the one from midwest book review is by her sister-in-law. One of the others is by a woman who runs a tranny lingerie site whose speciality is bad English. And that is enough to cast doubt upon the rest of the good reviews.

The main tactic all of these obsessed vanity or self pubbed authors share is posing as their own greatest fan and spamming the boards. Wedhorn posted the entire first chapter on my old ezboard site and then got angry and outted himself when we raked him over the coals for bad writing. We also found that he had spammed over 300 messageboards in the same manner.

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8 comments on “Why you can’t trust amazon.com reviews

  1. SirOtter
    September 24, 2008

    It reads like a transcription of a D&D game.

  2. Johaha
    September 24, 2008

    Holy smoke that was BAD.

    What a stinker.

  3. 50 Foot Ant
    September 24, 2008

    BWAH-HA-HA!

    The “Kindom of Kallamar” is just a dead ripoff of the D&D Setting “Kalamar” and this looks like the old module series.

    People actually get away with writing this stuff?

  4. 50 Foot Ant
    September 24, 2008

    http://www.amazon.com/Coins-End-Dungeons-Dragons-Adventure/dp/1889182532

    See, this is why we can’t have nice things. 😦

  5. cussedness
    September 24, 2008

    That’s hilarious, Ant. He rips off the name of one rpg for his title, the kingdom name from another rpg, and stuff sounds like a bit of roasted seafood (calamari)

  6. CritGit
    September 25, 2008

    I remember seeing that one before. The opening was like treading quicksand!

  7. Sabledrake
    September 25, 2008

    I’m so glad I don’t do that.

    The spamming/fake-reviews thing, I mean.

    The “reads like a transcription of a D&D game” on the other hand … well, okay, technically it was a GURPS game, so nyah!

  8. khazar
    September 25, 2008

    He obviously has never learned that punctuation is his friend.

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This entry was posted on September 24, 2008 by in Janrae Frank.

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