I was brought back to earth this week after I've been insufferably full of myself lately. I'm interested in other people's views...
I had my first '1 star' review on Amazon. A Mrs E Carlill from Stroud thought I was 'A bit odd'. No shit, Sherlock. The words 'unsettling', 'dark underbelly' and 'shaky ground' appear in my own description of it. Previous reviews use 'quirky' and 'twisted. But Mrs Carlill went for it anyway.
Now, am I alone in thinking that if something is adequately described, well written and absolutely free it is entirely unreasonable to just give it one star? What score would she give something that mis-represents itself, is full of typos and causes serious offense? I'm not losing sleep over it: it still averages 4.5 stars and her review is more about her own choices and tastes than my work, but is it fair to be quite so damning?
If something isn't to your taste, do YOU put the boot in or just walk away?