I am not sure whether it is poor form or not for the author of the book to respond to comments, but as I have very much done things my own way so far, I thought I would reply. This is the 3rd 1* review that the book has received. As I type, there have been 141 reviews and over 27 000 copies sold, this despite it being self-published both on paperback and Kindle, so overall the reaction has been very positive.
I normally gain a lot from constructive criticism, one of the other negative reviews, for example, rightfully points out that there are editing errors and I have to say that there are, but it is hard to respond to a 1* review after you only reading 18 pages. I noticed you are generally very positive with the majority of your reviews (a Katie Price book for example received 5*s) so I can only presume that your type of book is very different to mine. Sorry to hear it was not your type of thing.