Last year I posted about how sick and tired I was of seeing the 5 star reviews constantly given to certain, well known authors.
Call me a cynic, but I was – and still am – a tad skeptical about an author being able to produce a Desert Island Keeper every single bloody book.
Crazy of me, I know.
At the same time, I’ve been really interested in the discussions generated by Kassa‘s opinion pieces about the value of 1 star reviews and then questioning why reviewers appear to be scared of low ratings.
It also made me wonder…
For as much as readers are afeared of giving the dreaded 1 star, aren’t we equally as terrified of attracting the attention of evul minions by failing to gush over a popular author’s latest offering?
Cos I don’t know about you lot, but, quite frankly, some of those fandomiacs scare the absolute crap out of me.