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I, and others here, post on occasion about bad reviews. I wanted to post about a positive one.

This is for my first novel, a work that already has 150 reviews and a 4.2 star average.
The reviewer is unknown to me, has 11 pages of reviews and while I didn't read them all, he has given a few other books 1 star thrashings.
I can't tell you why this specific text stands out above other glowing critics, but it did. It was only a 4 star review:

I've been reading quite a few books in this survivalist/apocolyptic genre and this one was far better than average. Although there were some spelling and grammar errors in the book, they were pretty few and far between. In this regard the book could have been better, but compared to a lot of other books in this genre that look like they've been written by a person with a 7th grade education, this book actually read like it was written by a grown up.

I like the story line because it is very realistic and believable. The book takes place in the year 2015 and the U.S. is facing a dire economic situation. A stock market in the toilet, massive government budget deficits, high unemployment, an ineffective congress, and severe cuts in public services like police, fire, and rescue personnel (sound familiar?). Then a series of strategically planned terrorist attacks cripples the already weakened nation's transportation network. Anyone who's thought about this concept before knows that when the trucks and trains stop running, so does everything else. This is the situation that the main character and his wife find themselves in this book.

I think this book does a good job of depicting a good image of preppers in general. There are no tin foil hat conspiracies or political or religious rants in this book. I can tell that it was written by a person who has some common sense, and also has a good amount of genuine respect for his fellow man. Everything in this book is pretty down to earth. I liked this book, and have already started reading the sequel to see what happens next.
 

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Really great review, Joe. I can see why you like it.

The review leaves me with the visual of the reader closing the book, leaving his/her hand on it, and taking a few minutes to think and feel about what they've just read. And that's very cool...  :)
 

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Congrats! I received one yesterday, and know how motivating it is. Looks like I still have a lot of catching up before I get to your numbers though.
 

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Nice. It's great if a reviewer 'gets' it, and raves about the points you want to make.

I got one five-star review by someone who posted the review both on .com and .co.uk, and the review touched base with all the points I wanted to be noted. I don't want to post it here, because I don't want to block your spotlight. Those who are interested can read it here. I don't have many reviews yet, but the ones I have are very enthusiastic.
 
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