Yes, my friends, it’s true! After years of boring old four star and five star reviews I have finally earned my first one star review! It took me 11 years, but I have at last entered the dangerous, high-octane world of REAL authors – a world of controversy, intellectual debate, and take-no-prisoners searing critiques.
Of course, I always thought the one star review would be for one of my Madcap Christian Scientist books – I never would have guessed that Finding the Rainbows: Lessons from Dad and Mom would be the recipient. Frankly, I never guessed anyone except my family and friends, and maybe other people with aging parents, would even be interested in READING that book. (And, actually, I’m pretty sure the person who gave me the one-star review DIDN’T read the book – there’s no “verified purchase” with the review and I think this might be someone I kicked out of a Facebook group for telling my friends to eff off – but beggars can’t be choosers and I’ll take the one-star however I can get it.)
The reviewer was really detailed and blistering in her/his offering. I mean. Well… okay… maybe not so much detailed. Or blistering. Alright, alright… it consisted of two words: “Total snoozefest.” As an author this was really helpful to me. I’m wondering now if I should have maybe added more car chases and fiery explosions and scintillating romances and stuff. I’ll have to keep that in mind for my next book.
Anyway. I just had to share. An author doesn’t often get this opportunity to brag. 🙂
I haven’t read this book yet Karen. As someone raised in Christian Science I was looking for a book by a fellow Christian Scientist that wasn’t the same old horror story of how terrible their life was growing up ( even though I found Blue Windows fascinating!) and I stumbled upon your madcap books and I enjoyed them immensely . I will have to read this one as I am also caring for an elderly parent. I find myself these days thinking of the story from Science and Health of the woman disappointed in love who lost all track of time and remained young at age 74. When I was a teenager I found that story somewhat silly , but now as I get older and from other things I have read, I wonder how much of aging is an illusion? Oh well, that was just on my mind. I look forward to getting your book!
Oh! Gosh! Thank you, Rick! I wasn’t sure if I should post this post – it’s kind of… ahem… it’s not all sunshine and light this time, is it? 🙂 But sometimes you just gotta laugh, don’t you? And sometimes you’ve got to let other people laugh with you. I’m so very glad you’ve enjoyed my Madcap books – that means a lot to me. I wrote them because I felt the need to share the experience I had being raised in CS – it wasn’t shrouded in mystery or gloom or lots of dark secrets (as others raised in CS seemed to have experienced) – my childhood was a really happy, healthy one and I’m so grateful for it, and so grateful for my Mom and Dad. Again, thank you!
I have a one star review where the young man did a full page critique of… the first four chapters. Hr drew numerous totally incorrect conclusions about the rest of the books based on assuming stereotypes that were noy actually there.
Last I saw, judging from comments, this review had sold at least two books. 😉
Hah! Isn’t that great?! I love that! Yeah. I figure “all things work together for good.” 🙂