Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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I Just Love Getting A Stupid Review Like This- It Makes My Day


 

 

 

 

Silent Scream A True Crime

I found this one star review on Silent Scream a few minutes ago and laughed out loud. Apparently this so called reviewer has no clue about the time period this  happened in and has no clue that there was no forensic science in those years – Not to mention he apparently does not have the mind of someone who has been in law enforcement or knows that arena. So with that being said let me just educate this narrow minded person on his review and give him his much needed fifteen minutes of fame.  First his title, Terrilbe, Amateur Attempt at Most” Well Mr. Frank Pug if you are going to bash my book the least you could do is spell your words right. Yep, he spelled Terrible “Terrilbe” go figure. He can’t spell his title correctly but yet he wants to bash the book. That is just the beginning of his narrow minded uneducated review.

1.0 out of 5 stars Terrilble! Amateur Attempt at Most! August 28, 2012

By Frankpug
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I won’t fall for another lone 5 star review of a book again! I’m almost certain that the either the author wrote it herself or got someone she knew to do it. What a waste of $9.99 and quite frankly an insult to the purchaser and reader. I only read ‘True Crime’, and I really don’t think I can finish this one it is so badly written. I don’t know the facts of this case and would like to, but I’ll have to find another book about it. The author constantly asks the reader questions as if the reader is supposed to provide the answers. It is beyond belief! Some examples of the writing: “The damp, dark, mosquito infested, perpetually dark, airless area held the final resting place of two bodies in pieces.” “As they walked around in the water and black muck it stuck to their shoes like black glue; they functioned on little if not any sleep and lots of adrenaline.” The author constantly refers to the killer’s ‘psychic’, not once, so it isn’t a typo. At a crime scene she talks of the biggest asset being a ‘shifter’, not once again, but twice, so either the book wasn’t edited at all, or else she is just plain stupid. Another: “The expertise known as forensic science as we now know it was unheard of.”
Those are but a few example of the standard of the writing itself. Could it get any worse? Besides that, there is no logical order to the chapters and there seems to be no research involved in the book at all!
The standard is that of a Prep School essay at best!
Here is my rebuttal: “I won’t fall for another lone 5 star review of a book again! I’m almost certain that the either the author wrote it herself or got someone she knew to do it.” Seriously! That is all you can come up with. First of all no creditable author writes their own reviews, second the person that wrote that review is an author herself and knew what she was talking about. Unlike Mr. Pug she read the book with an open mind.
“What a waste of $9.99 and quite frankly an insult to the purchaser and reader. I only read ‘True Crime’, and I really don’t think I can finish this one it is so badly written” This sentence is one of my favorites. He only reads true crime and he can’t finish my book because he says it is so badly written. Really?! The reason he can’t finish it is because he has never read a true crime that was not sanitized. He is used to fluff what a sad little man. He has no stomach for facts.
” The author constantly asks the reader questions as if the reader is supposed to provide the answers. It is beyond belief! ” This one made me laugh out loud. When I ask questions it is to make the reader stop and think. But again this reader read with a very closed mind. I don’t expect him to have the answers. No it is not beyond belief, one should ask questions if one is reading with a purpose. Again narrow minded man.
” It is beyond belief! Some examples of the writing: “The damp, dark, mosquito infested, perpetually dark, airless area held the final resting place of two bodies in pieces.” “As they walked around in the water and black muck it stuck to their shoes like black glue; they functioned on little if not any sleep and lots of adrenaline.” Apparently Mr. Pug can’t stand facts. Had he taken the time to read with an open mind he would have understood the writing. The purpose was to put him in the crime scene. But again he chose to not understand the book. His loss.
 He then goes on to point out a few typos my question to him is – did it bother you that much? If you then you are in serious trouble. I just finished a book by Steven J Cannell and it had several typos – but it didn’t bother me to read it. The reason, nothing is perfect with the exception of maybe Mr Frank Pug.
Now for the coup de grace. He mad the statement that he wanted to know the story but would have to find another book well there isn’t one Silent Scream is the only one. He also said that I didn’t do my research. Seriously! I have been approached by law enforcement in two counties because of my research. I have more research than all the different law enforcement combined. There have been unsolved cases closed because of my research.
   As an added note, my husband worked the case and help prosecute Schaefer. If he had bothered to finish the book he would have known that. Not only that I interviewed many who were involved in all the cases again if he had bothered to finish the book he would know that.
So Mr. Frank Pug here is your fifteen minutes of fame. Enjoy them. Would you like a wet wash cloth to wipe the egg off your face? Better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

September 3, 2012 - Posted by | Reviews | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. First of all, Yvonne, let me say this…those that can – do and those that can’t – review.

    That being said…Mr. Pug seems like the sort of person who boosts himself up by cutting others down, for sure. This was not a review – it was a list of petty complaints with no merit or substance. To make matters worse – the “review” was so poorly written that I struggled to get through it, which begs the question “How can somebody who can barely maintain a cohesive train of thought long enough to write a short review have the nerve to tear apart a novel?”

    As writers, we get used to negative reviews quickly, or we hang up our pens, but as I said earlier – this was not a review. It was painfully obvious to me that this person could fit their knowledge of writing into a thimble and still have room for their spelling and grammatical skills as well as the spare tire from a ’74 Ford Pinto.

    This “review” (I have trouble even calling it a review) is good for nothing other than a good laugh. I wish Mr. Pug would review one of my books…I wouldn’t as kind to him as you were!!!

    Comment by Tim Baker | September 4, 2012 | Reply

  2. Thanks Tim, he is sadly a very petty person who probably hates the world and those in it. He apparently derives his happiness from as you say tearing others down. He is indeed a sad sad little man

    Comment by yvonnemason | September 4, 2012 | Reply


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