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here we go again

Addendum: Jesus frelling Christ on a bright red, rocket-powered pogo stick. You'd think the shit weasels could at least wait until the book's been out a day or two before they start. This from Amazon.com (the shit weasel inserts a spoiler, so be warned):

Reviewer: Fruit Loop (Down South)
(two stars) The word "ripoff" comes to mind immediatetly....
....Somebody jumps off a bridge into another world! WOW! This was done much better in the movie "Kate and Leopold" and Kate and Leopold were much more likeable than these characters, a drugged-out-stereotypical rock singer and her psycho lover. Sci-fi fans may be mildly entertained, but "portals into other realms" have been done much better in scores of other books. If you like entertainment, this is too dark - and dull.


So, because this anonymous, trolling asshole with a mouth has to be heard, the book's rating just fell from five stars to 3.5 stars.

And I'm not at all sure why "sci-fi fans" might be "mildly entertained," as this is not an sf story. I won't get started on the "likeable" thing again. Or how anyone could possibly imagine some similarity between Murder of Angels and Kate and Leopold (though I confess to not having seen the latter). Gods, why do I let this shit get to me?

Oh, and "ripoff" should be hyphenated, or it should be split into two words, so it's actually a phrase, not a word. And there should be a comma between "This was done much better in the movie 'Kate and Leopold'" (and movie titles should be italicized) and "and Kate and Leopold were much more likeable than these characters, a drugged-out-stereotypical rock singer and her psycho lover." Of course, there should also be a comma between "drugged-out" and "stereotypical." Idiot.

Like I said, kind words regarding Murder of Angels would be appreciated. I am loathe to ask such a thing, but I understand there are actually people out there who buy books based on Amazon reader comments. But please, be sure to meet the high and exacting critical and grammatical standards set by "Fruit Loop."
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