I Love Comments

Over at my book blog, I received the following pair of comments last night. I am reprinting them in their entirety because I love that the internet lets adolescent girls express themselves fully when someone gives their favorite book an insufficiently positive “read it” recommendation. Arguments are soldiers, so there is no daylight between “agrees with me unconditionally” and “villain who must be silenced permanently.”

Anonymous said…
OK, I’ll tell you this right now..reading this ‘spoiling’ reveiw was a waste of time I’ve read this book and it is amazing the reason it is so long is amazingly obvious, the author has drawn out the book so everyone no matter how large or small the attention span can read and understand her yearning and longing, Stephenie Meyer is an amazing author and I deeply look forward to reading another book by her i have read all of them Twilight, New Moon, and the amazing as usual Eclipse to follow, I can’t really believe that the writer of this review can say such a thing it is utterly ridiculous and i pitty anyone who agrees with or for that matter reads this putrid discription of New Moon….I hope you fully understand my hatred for you and your obviously slow mind….you shouldn’t be aloud to voice your opinion online, in the world or ever honestly.

Anonymous said…
never ever say anything outloud, ever again you don’t deserve to be able to talk.period.end of story.i personally dont care if you dont like this book i just cant believe that you would say such a think…i pitty you and i hope you understand that i fully and utterly hate not you but your horrid outlook on this completly wonderful book…

I have honestly never been prouder of any feedback I have received. I wonder how she would feel if she knew I have an advance copy of Stephenie Meyer’s next book.

: Zubon

6 thoughts on “I Love Comments”

  1. I hope you fully understand my hatred for you

    Nice. Someone obviously derives way, way too much of their self esteem from Meyer books.

  2. I admire the period at the end of the first comment. I can only imagine how alone and powerless it feels.

  3. i just had to read the review, because those comments were so very.. special.
    english language teen romance/modern fantasy (i.e. Buffy the TV series and it’s ilk) is a genre i have usually avoided, almost entirely on the basis of vapid fangirling like these two display. (yes, i know that it’s probably sexist of me to assume they’re girls, but the lack of leetspeek and “fag” lend weight to my viewpoint.)

    amusingly enough, they seem amazingly bitter about what is (mostly) a fairly positive review of what sounds like something that i’d probably have added to the local recycling program’s dumpster for paper products and done my best to forget i’d even read, assuming i could have forced myself to finish it.

  4. It seems to me that the intarwebs encourage digital comments. By that I mean, the bit is either on or off (you’re a genius or an idiot). There seems to be little gray allowed. So, bad on you for implying that someone’s favorite book might not be the second coming of Jesus. There is no room for actual discourse or complexity! And the girls are well within their rights to demand your license to type in the Tubes be taken away. You obviously don’t get the rules. Things either suck or they rock! GOSH!

    PS: I think you rock!

  5. KioJonny: Stephenie Meyer and Buffy the Vampire Slayer are very different things with a few similar elements. Buffy is action/comedy, while Ms. Meyer’s novels are romance/angst dramas. Both are very good examples or their type that also are stories with teenagers and vampires. But Catcher in the Rye and Cloverfield are both stories about young adults wandering around the city, with rather different takes on that.

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