Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Reviewing the Reviewers (Or: I'll Show You Painful and Circuitous, Lady!)

This is an actual review on Amazon of my e-book HOW TO SURVIVE LIVING ABROAD -- currently available free there.

Now of course, as the woman points out, anybody has a right to put their opinion on the internet about anything I've written. However, you put a review out there, you've got to be ready for people to review your review. And when someone criticizes my grammar while confusing "allude" and "elude," well, they don't really deserve mercy.

Thank god my fans have got my back, eh?


I know this flirts with illegible; I'm uploading the screen captures in extra-large even though they break the borders, but you can click on the things to read them more clearly.


brian said...

The lesson: don't fuck with the X.

Jug Jugette said...

What masterful trollery!

atethepaint said...

The original commenter (Jennakat..or whatever) has obviously never read your blog.

As a long-time follower of English Teacher X (since 2008!) and an English teacher who has lived in both South Korea and Russia, I know exactly where you're coming from and agree that you have described things 100% in your book and your blog.

To all the bright-eyed, easily-offended (and quick to comment) ESL teachers out there, looking to save the world one poor, uncivilized non-English speaking wretch at a time...well, piss off.

Keep up the great work, X. I don't usually comment but I definitely blog-stalk!