Many other authors have advised me never to read a review of my book as it can be hurtful when they are negative, However, I have gotten used to so much criticism here, and even hatred and vitriol on Facebook (last year, which is now over thanks to the ability to block the offenders) I feel ok about reading it.
Hence, I am posting the first review of my book, which was actually written a few weeks ago, as the person is a reviewer, and was sent a draft of my manuscript to read (not even the final one) so there was a review up when the book was released. Unfortunately, if he had read the book thoroughly and ‘really listened to me’, or done any research at all on me, he would not have referred to me (or others with dementia) as a sufferer, as per this screen shot of the (original) review. Even the title of it calls me a sufferer…. How is this ok, if someone reviews a book, even says they like it, then completely ignores your numerous requests in the book not to be labelled that way? Confused, that is for sure. In fact, I think I’d prefer a lousy review.
Give me a great review. Give me a dreadful review. But, please do not call me a sufferer.
But the way I have just been advised by the reviewer that it has either been edited or deleted and I thank him for pushing Amazon so hard to rectify his access.
This is my reply (the first one I added, I removed as I have been in contact with him and asked him many times to edit it I understand there was a glitch with Amazon, but if I could edit, remove, add another, which I also edited, then it is a little puzzling.