Friday, March 18, 2016

Lord Byron on Servile Reviewers

Rough Johnson, the great moralist,       profess'd,
       Right honestly, 'he liked an honest hater!'-
     The only truth that yet has been confest
       Within these latest thousand years or later.
- Don Juan

If the vast majority of your reviews are "FOUR out of five, nay, FIVE OUT OF FIVE WOULD BUY EVERY DAY," you're not an honest reviewer; you are a fan and I have a lot of troubling taking your "reviews" seriously. No critique? No honesty, either.