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Allison Burnett’s account of being hassled by

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 20, 2003

Allison Burnett’s account of being hassled by review spammers on Amazon.

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Dan N. BehemJan 21, 2004 at 11:43PM

I am shocked. I reviewed the book online myself, mainly because I think it is a remarkable and brilliant work. Why would these people be so incensed? I imagine the culprits are people who have not read the book and are either waging war on account of a personal vendetta, or because maybe they are failed writers themselves, punishing the seemingly huge literary and critical success of CHRISTOPHER. Obviously, also, since homosexuality is a theme in the book, these rogues must be homophobes or worse, gay people of the self-hating variety.

Dan N. BehemJan 21, 2004 at 11:43PM

I am shocked. I reviewed the book online myself, mainly because I think it is a remarkable and brilliant work. Why would these people be so incensed? I imagine the culprits are people who have not read the book and are either waging war on account of a personal vendetta, or because maybe they are failed writers themselves, punishing the seemingly huge literary and critical success of CHRISTOPHER. Obviously, also, since homosexuality is a theme in the book, these rogues must be homophobes or worse, gay people of the self-hating variety.

Dan N. BehemJan 21, 2004 at 11:43PM

I am shocked. I reviewed the book online myself, mainly because I think it is a remarkable and brilliant work. Why would these people be so incensed? I imagine the culprits are people who have not read the book and are either waging war on account of a personal vendetta, or because maybe they are failed writers themselves, punishing the seemingly huge literary and critical success of CHRISTOPHER. Obviously, also, since homosexuality is a theme in the book, these rogues must be homophobes or worse, gay people of the self-hating variety.

Dan N. BehemJan 21, 2004 at 11:43PM

I am shocked. I reviewed the book online myself, mainly because I think it is a remarkable and brilliant work. Why would these people be so incensed? I imagine the culprits are people who have not read the book and are either waging war on account of a personal vendetta, or because maybe they are failed writers themselves, punishing the seemingly huge literary and critical success of CHRISTOPHER. Obviously, also, since homosexuality is a theme in the book, these rogues must be homophobes or worse, gay people of the self-hating variety.

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