Another trend is developing on Amazon. People with an agenda use the book review section as a soapbox to push their agenda. Rather than an honest review from a person who has read the book, they spout hatred of the author, the theme of the novel, or life in general. This defeats the purpose.
Sadly, this trend is creeping into GoodReads as well.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: “The movie was a total waste. What a joke!”
Um, yeah. But how was the book?
Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly: “O’Reilly is a jerk with a god-complex.”
Um, okay. But what about the book?
American Sniper by Chris Kyle. “This guy is a racist thug hunting poor people in other countries and is now training others to do the same in this country.”
Some of the comments on Mr. Kyle’s page are filthy beyond belief.
Rules for a book review:
- Read the book.
- Give an honest review.
How difficult is that? For the people who prefer slinging excrement, it seems there are no rules.