Saturday, June 13, 2015
First review: Woman who hasn't read Silver Lining says it's drivel
The first review of the book was posted this morning on Amazon from a person who obviously has not read it and has no intention of reading it.
The review gave the book one star out of five and was from someone named Johnna Golden:
Sadly, Mr. Turner was a teacher who was dismissed from the Joplin school systems. His negative blogs and sour book is merely a continuation of his wretchedness. I certainly wouldn't waste $22 for this drivel.
The review, for some reason, is not on my desktop computer when I call up the Amazon page, but it on my mobile device. On both it says that there are no customer reviews yet and the only place it can be purchased at this point is through Amazon. com or through its CreateSpace website, which is also owned by Amazon.
This reminds me of when the first two reviews for No Child Left Alive were one star out of five and came from bloggers and frequent Joplin Globe guest columnists Anson Burlingame and Geoff Caldwell.
And they at least read the book (though I am not sure they understood it).
This appears to be another instance of those who are trying to sell the notion that nothing bad was happening in Joplin until I started writing about it.
For those of you who are not scared off by a review from someone who has not read the book, the book can be purchased online from Amazon at the link below: