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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Reviews of The Dagger of Dresnia


The blog seems to be all about reviews lately - reviews I've written, reviews I've read, reviews others have written ...

And there have been some lovely reviews of my novel, The Dagger of Dresnia. There are six so far on Amazon, and you can read them at http://www.amazon.com/The-Dagger-Dresnia-Satima-Flavell/product-reviews/0992460166/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

And there are three on Goodreads as well: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21898335-the-dagger-of-dresnia

I'm happy to report that they all carry four or five stars!

I've also had a couple in the local press, both of which were very commendatory. And of course, there are the lovely back cover blurbs by two of my favourite authors:


I guess it's only a matter of time before I get a bad review - it happens to everyone sooner or later - but there have been so many good ones that the odd bad one won't matter. Besides, any publicity is good publicity! Apparently even bad reviews are better than no reviews at all.

4 comments:

Sue Bursztynski said...

That's great, Satima! Yes, I'm afraid that as your reviews build up, you will get some bad ones, some one and two star reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. Everyone has a different taste. One reader who gave my novel five stars, gave Lord of The Rings one star! As there's NO WAY my book is better than LOTR, or even remotely as wonderful, I can only put it down to taste. And I've had one and two star reviews and those who said,"I only read eight pages, don't bother!" My only concern is that this sort of nonsense lowers your ratings average and your sales.

But I have a thick skin and so do you, I'm sure. A professional has to have one or never write again. (Which is what I've said to bloggers who were whining on their web sites about those fools at Andromeda Spaceways who failed appreciate the beauty of their brilliant stories. If they couldn't take it from slush readers, how were they going to take it from reviewers? ;-D)

Jo said...

Glad you are getting so many good reviews Satima. Anyone who only reads 8 pages of a book and then slams it shouldn't be counted.

Satima Flavell said...

Sue, I started to reply to this and realised it was turning into a blog post on its own, so that's where it will appear!

Satima Flavell said...

And I agree, Jo - I would never presume to review a book on the strength of having read 8 pages!

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