Horrifying Amazon Reviews of Classic Books

The_ScreamI 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!
james3 hamlet3
gertrude5
joyce2
melville3
mockingbird5
gravity3
dante3
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.

4 comments

  1. 2 Stars! Emily Ross’s Dead Darlings post shud be red only by intellecshual dummies who shud only read it for if they have too for some English classses. That’s my opinion and it shud be your’s too!

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