Friday, June 17, 2011

Ridiculous Reviewers On Amazon: One Star Review for Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov (Bantam Classics)The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky is the story of three brothers, their much hated father, a murder, a love triangle, God, free will, human suffering, and what it means to be a good person. It's entertaining, funny, moving and I would honestly say it's one of the greatest novels I've ever read. And I'm not alone... a long history of authors, artists and thinkers love this book. They don't care that it's Russian or that, at its heart, it's a Christian novel. It transcends the boxes people try to put it in, because it deals with universal themes.

Which, of course, means that it's time for another RIDICULOUS ONE STAR REVIEW FROM AMAZON!

Number one comes from our ever popular "A Customer"... a common name used by people writing one star reviews. Here's what he has to say:

If you are interested in reading a book with a plot, or something resembling a plot, you're in the wrong place. Classic or no, I couldn't care less about the characters and never finished the book. It was a waste of valuable reading hours.
 No, no, no. Even if you hate the book, you need to acknowledge that it has a plot. Like the next one star reviewer, also calling himself "A Customer" who used this provocative title for his review: "All about sex and violence and drunkeness, really boring."

Ha ha ha. Sex, violence, drunkeness. SUPER BORING!

And his review:

This book is all about some badly behaved brothers and their mean father and how they do nothing but shout and drink and threaten one another and are lewd and then, one of them anyway, goes to England, or at least he wants to. You call that a story?

Why, yes, yes I do call that a story. Also you left out the murder. And the love triangle. And the poor sick little boy.

Ahhhhh, Ridiculous One Star Reviewers, how you entertain us.

You can read more One Star Reviews here.