Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Bad reviews

There are always people who will read a bad review and feel upset. Loss of appetite or, worse, indigestion. You feel for them. Their defenses are weak and emotionally they feel vulnerable. That’s only natural and taunting those people would be a very mean-spirited thing to do. 

However, there are also people who will read a bad review and scream murder. Murder being that annoying, time-consuming, irritating question: ‘Well, you fuck, can you write a better one? What have you ever written in your miserable little life?’ While I find that unintentionally hilarious, these people are rather sad. After all, how badly can you miss the point?..