Re: RE: Handling negative reviews

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So far I have published only non-fiction books and articles in my own field. I find that reviews are not worth bothering about because (whether good or bad) the reviewers rarely take the effort to understand what I’ve said. They imagine what they *think* I’ve said, then proceed to criticize me for something I never said. So basically I’ve stopped reading reviews; they’re essentially worthless.

I hope at some point to begin publishing my fiction works, and then of course the reviews will be of a quite different sort. Whether they’ll be worth reading is yet to be seen.