I was recently downloading The Wings of the Dove by Henry James onto my kindle (for free!) when I noticed that Mr. James got quite a few bad reviews. Many were the equivalent of yellow caution tape – don’t venture past the first page. Admittedly the first page is a little hard to get through, but Henry James is not the only literary giant to get ughs and yawns from Amazon readers.
In honor of Halloween I am sharing some of my favorite ‘horrifying’ Amazon reviews of classic works of literature, along with imagined responses from the authors – dead and undead. Enjoy!
Not exactly sure what to make of all this, except to say that apparently no author, no matter how esteemed, is safe from being flamed.