Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ridiculous Reviewers On Amazon: One Star Review for To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird [Mass Market Paperback]To Kill a Mockingbird is the story of Scout Finch, her brother Jem and their father Atticus, living in Alabama during the Depression. Scout narrates the story of Boo Radley, an African American man accused of raping a white woman, and of her father Atticus, who agrees to be his defense lawyer and what happens as a result... what happens in the town, in her family, and the insights she gains as a child seeing the best and worst of humanity in her small town. It's a beautiful, powerful story about race, justice, growing up and doing the right thing no matter the cost.

And here's our ridiculous reviewer, who gives it a one star. I've underlined my favorite bits:

1) The characters are BLACK AND WHITE? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Come on, now. You can do better than that.

2) Trailor trash. It's like a woman who was trailer trash had a baby with a sailor. Awww, it's sweet.

3) Deep as a rain puddle wouldn't be a favorite part, if it weren't for this reply from the hilarious Jaz, below:

Thank you, Ridiculous Reviewer, for your silly opinion. This is America, and you're welcome to share it.


  1. Only calling this reviewer (who may be a teacher??? gasp) "ridiculous" is an act of kindness.

  2. These posts were originally going to be called "Idiots on Amazon" but I chickened out.

  3. Anonymous7:48 AM

    I'm not even a To Kill A Mockingbird fan but sheesh, it's still good literature.

  4. Another one of my favorites. I re-read this last year. I like my characters to be cardboard cutouts thank you very much.

  5. Ah yes, cardboard cutouts are the best. Ha ha.

  6. Forget tenure and budget cuts and collective bargaining - this guy is what's wrong with American schools.

  7. JENNY! Now we're hearing from a real teacher. Hi!

  8. MyCoffeeName11:58 PM

    I just read this book! I'd like to read his other books too. He should have written a sequel or two. It would make a good movie or TV show. :)