It starts off politely enough with the disclaimer freebie readers are required to use: “Thank you Netgalley for the free review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.” Then it launches into “Mother******g piece of s**t, this to describe my newborn baby piece of literature. (One that young preview readers have told me is my best ever, ever.)
Really? Feel free to be less honest. Or at least less profane.
He’s an 18 year-old reviewer reading (and ranting) about a YA with 16 year-old female protagonist, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Still it’s clearly not for his demograph. He would never have purchased this novel from a bookstore.
But he wants to be outrageous. He has a blog to populate.
Swearing will maybe draw people to his website now, lure them to buy his upcoming selfie story, hook them into offering him a book or movie contract.
He is everything that is wrong with the Internet. And he’ll never read this because all he wants to do is express himself, not listen to others.
He deserves to be strapped to a chair and forced to watch Fifty Shades of Grey over and over.
In other news, you are invited to my launch of Best Friends Through Eternity, Sunday, February 15, 2:00 p.m. at A Different Drummer Books, 513 Locust, Burlington, Ontario.