Thursday, February 14, 2008

Spaceman Spiff is no L.E.Cantrell

Here's a good blog entry (and thread):
... For those who haven't heard of her, Harriet Klausner is the #1 reviewer on Amazon. As of right now, she's posted 15,584 reviews. Her very first review is on page 1,559 of her reviews listing, and it's dated November 22, 1999. That's nearly 2,000 books a year. That obviously isn't possible, even if she is a speed-reader. That'd be about six books a day.

To make it worse, she never gives a book fewer than four stars, which makes the reviews totally worthless. Said "reviews" are never anything more than a synopsis of the novel.

She's obviously a shill, if she's a real person at all. I suspect that she started out as a real reviewer, publishers made a deal with her to use her name to advertise their products. ...
Everyone gets it, how come our friend L.E.Cantrell doesn't? ;-)


Cathy said...

"Everyone gets it, how come our friend L.E.Cantrell doesn't? ;-)"

That's because he still thinks the Emporer is wearting his clothes :-)

Malleus said...

No, it's because he'd like you to believe that. :-)

Well, L.E. Cantrell is really not the main man here, I just mentioned him so that he doesn't feel lonely and abandoned.

Cathy said...

I hate to admit it, but I do enjoy his posts on occasion, especially the monthly round ups. I may not always agree with him, but it's entertaining none the less.

Stanley H Nemeth said...

Cathy is on the money in her first comment. L.E. Cantrell and the Emperor are probably taking in each other's laundry, and mistakes will occur. :-)