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Sure, we've all received a bad review from time to time, but my latest review for The Righteous is threatening my with God's retribution. That's a new low for me.

For the author to do so shows total disrespect in every regard and I pity him come the day he will have to answer for his actions and believe me, the day will come.
I'm hoping that this reviewer is LDS, as the LDS people I've known have been good people and sincere in their beliefs. If the reviewer is one of my polygamist cousins, however, the "answer for his actions" part makes me a little nervous. Some of those people know exactly who God wishes to punish and are all too willing to act on His behalf.
 

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Try not to worry.  I get called evil at least once a year for the work I do.  I've been told I do Satan's work. It was upsetting the first couple of times, but then you get used to it. 

This person just looks ignorant and no one will pay any attention.  :)
 

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Thanks, I think I'm slowly learning not to take myself so seriously. My book is not me, and all that. It helps when I can poke at myself. It makes it less painful when others poke.
 

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Marcin Wrona said:
Honestly, this can probably only help.
Oh, probably, but I want my books to be successful because people like them, not because people find them offensive. Oh, well.
 

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Ah, lunatics. They make life interesting.

I thought The Righteous was fantastic. Unfortunately I lost precious sleep because I HAD to stay awake and finish it, prompting my husband to roll over at 2am and ask me if I was still reading that darn book  :D
 

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I get called evil for my nonfiction children's books, for Heaven's sake.  Truth is, you can't do anything about the lunatic fringe.  Move on, keep writing, and relish the people who appreciate your work.  It's really all you can do and stay sane in the process.
 
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Wait until they start contacting you PERSONALLY to tell you that you are going to hell...fun times! Couple months ago I got an amusing email accusing my vampire of being a Muslim Socialist Apologist. Yes, you read that correctly. Sadly, the gentleman never followed through with his threat to post the review on Amazon. Maybe it had something to do with me begging him to?
 

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MichaelWallace said:
Sure, we've all received a bad review from time to time, but my latest review for The Righteous is threatening my with God's retribution. That's a new low for me.

I'm hoping that this reviewer is LDS, as the LDS people I've known have been good people and sincere in their beliefs. If the reviewer is one of my polygamist cousins, however, the "answer for his actions" part makes me a little nervous. Some of those people know exactly who God wishes to punish and are all too willing to act on His behalf.
Not to worry. I get called evil at least once a day by my teen.
 

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Bards and Sages (Julie) said:
Wait until they start contacting you PERSONALLY to tell you that you are going to hell...fun times!
We had a nutcase in a neighboring state who actually drove to our MN editorial offices and demanded to speak to me about a children's nonfiction book I'd written about witches (one of six in a series about horror). Evidently he didn't take kindly to my sympathetic depiction of their historical origins. It takes all kinds, I guess.
 

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MichaelWallace said:
Sure, we've all received a bad review from time to time, but my latest review for The Righteous is threatening my with God's retribution. That's a new low for me.
Huh, shouldn't this whacko been raptured last month?
 

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MichaelWallace said:
Oh, probably, but I want my books to be successful because people like them, not because people find them offensive. Oh, well.
Michael,

Look at it this way. Many writers who get attacked for their religious offensiveness (Dan Brown, Salman Rushdie) are not that good as writers, and so everyone rallies around them, but it's almost sad because the controversy is really all they end up having to spur sales.

You, however, are a solid writer; so if folks end up needing to rally around you in defense, at least they'll be rallying around someone with "artistic merit" for a change. :) LOL
 

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Great subject line for the post, fantastic title "The Righteous". You're more than okay, you're righteous, so no need to bother.

I once had a review of "The Revised Kama Sutra" in which the reviewer claimed that I was challenging God.

Perhaps my protagonist did, at one point in the novel . . .

still, the guy seemed pretty upset.

Richard
 

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Okay that trumps anything I've received but the nice part is you got under the reviewer's skin.  This will actually spur sales.  Everyone will want to know how you incurred God's wrath.
 

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We hethens outnumber the righteous. I wouldn't be deterred one iota from buying a book that got a review like that.
 
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