What are the worst reviews you’ve seen posted online in 2012?

December 10, 2012 § 3 Comments

Since December is the month where all sorts of year-end lists are compiled and readers are threatened with a deluge of them, I thought it would be amusing to do a sort of “anti-list” in which readers can submit in the comments section reviews that they’ve seen online this year that were very poorly-written/argued reviews. Reviews can be from this blog (my feelings will not be hurt; the squirrels’, however, might be a different matter) or anywhere else, such as this gem posted recently on SF Signal.   Curious to see what reviews readers select as the worst they’ve read this year.  Oh, and any genre is accepted.  As long as the review is poorly-written, it will be considered regardless of the matter covered.

So…

Let’s see what readers here have found to be god-awful this year, shall we?

§ 3 Responses to What are the worst reviews you’ve seen posted online in 2012?

  • l.s. johnson says:

    Not quite silliness, but definitely upsetting and for me rather shocking, was Amanda Craig's posthumous take on Maeve Binchy–and by extension many other female writers past and present. Sweeping in its generalizations, patronizing (matronizing?) in tone, and completely uncaring that the object of her review could not speak to this filleting of both a body of work and a life lived.

  • James says:

    I have written too many to list.There's always this review from Pat.

  • S.M.D. says:

    Bloody hell. That SF Signal review of We was painful…

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