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Celebrity Money Making Scheme?,
This review is from: Free Will (Paperback)£6.29 for a 30 minute read?
I might have bought this if it was a £1.94 Kindle edition like his Lying pamphlet, but all the reviews above have convinced me that it's another light-weight effort from Harris, like The Moral Landscape was. : /
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Initial post: 12 May 2012 08:54:34 BDT
R.E. Viewer says:
I don't think the merits of a book are dictated by it's length. You could have tried saying something about the content.
The length and dimensions etc of books are advertised before you buy.
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 12:27:13 BDT
Jez Davis says:
So you are posting a one-star review for a book that you don't want to read? This 'review' carries utterly no weight and, though censorship is not something I would normally advocate, should be deleted by Amazon due to its self-evident idiocy.
You sir, are a waste of time, space, energy and opinion. Find something more productive to do with your time - like perhaps licking the pavement clean.
Posted on 16 Jul 2012 06:13:05 BDT
Mr. Nigel Palmer says:
What a scumbag, giving a one star review to a book you have never read.
Comments about the expense of the book in relation to its length are a perfectly valid part of a book review ( indeed, I was surprised by this ratio for Harris` new work, so I bought a used item for a couple of quid ), but only a part. For all you know, this treatment of the issue of free will might be quite exceptionally brilliant and insightful, and the content might more than compensate for the price/brevity, so earning it many more stars.
Your comment should be removed by Amazon, and you sir should be ashamed of yourself and aim to acquire a degree of ethics at the earliest possible opportunity.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jul 2012 08:00:27 BDT
J Grainger says:
Abusive language is unnecessary to get your message across and diminishes whatever point you are trying to make.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jul 2012 09:12:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Jul 2012 09:12:52 BDT
Jez Davis says:
...in your opinion. His (Mr. Nigel Palmer's) point may indeed have been to be abusive, in which case abusive language is ideal for the purpose. In fact, it's hard to think of a more suitable approach were that the case.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jul 2012 12:27:38 BDT
What can I say... without free will, I had no choice in the matter. ; )
But seriously, I think my review is very useful feedback *to the publisher*. Think how many people have looked at the book and then left the page just because of the price/page ratio, but would have snapped it up without thinking if it was a £1.99 Kindle download.
Publishing is changing, but publishers are still clinging desperately to their old high-margin ways. When they are eventually dragged (albeit kicking and screaming) into the digital publishing age thousands of authors who are poorly supported by them will find that their works are being read. We benefit, the authors benefit, and *if* the publishers provide a useful service to us, then they will benefit, too.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jul 2012 12:54:43 BDT
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