I suppose that I’ve been lucky in that this is a first for me after over 2 years of book blogging. But I had someone attack me for my opinion of a book that I reviewed on Amazon. I get not having the same opinion of a book, because not everyone likes the same stuff. But to go off on a screaming rant about half of a sentence in my review?
And it totally was a rant, bashing the characters and spewing hate all over the place. I’ve never seen so many down votes on one of my reviews in less than 24 hours either. So I can only imagine that the commentor had all their friends go after my review as well.
It strikes me as super petty and childish, especially as they appear to be a Vine Voice. I don’t know a lot about that program, but I would have expected better from someone who was invited to join it.
I haven’t seen this happen on GoodReads, but I don’t usually read the comments on reviews there, just the reviews themselves. I suppose I should be glad that it’s only that one review (at least at the time of me writing this!) and hasn’t spread to more of them. But it still makes me a bit leery about posting any reviews to Amazon now, even though the publishers like us to cross-post them.
Has this happened to you? Have you seen this other places besides Amazon, or is it mostly an Amazon-thing? What do you think when you see a review with tons of down votes?