I first noticed it when I was looking at China Mieville’s UN LUN DUN a week or so ago. (Aside: I lurve Mieville.)
Also, Keri Arthur’s TEMPTING EVIL, and Linnea Sinclair’s GAMES OF COMMAND, Dawn Thompson’s BLOOD MOON (whose cover fascinates me for some reason — I think it’s the font) and Melanie Jackson’s WRIT ON WATER (whose cover I really like), and Vicki Pettersen’s first Zodiac novel.
Then Jodi Picoult’s new release (although I’ll admit that this was more because her story arc on WONDER WOMAN is going to start this month rather than love for her books, which I like well enough, but am more than happy to wait for mass market release) and Kayla Perrin’s GETTING SOME.
And this weekend, Margaret and Lizz Weis’s WARRIOR ANGEL (whose stepback I am in love love love with, but whose book I am afraid to read because it goes into my “maybe the worldbuilding will be too close” pile for right now) and THE KOMMANDANT’S GIRL (because of a mention on … Alison’s blog? I think.)
Anyway, just about every new release that I’ve looked at in the last couple of weeks that has also been reviewed by Klausner has been struck by the Anti-Klausner (who I think are a group of people, because the same names keep popping up.)
I’m not sure yet what to think of this. I’m one of those people who doesn’t put much faith in Klausner’s reviews, ‘cuz she gets a lot of stuff wrong and they’re all positive — but I’m also not sure what the Anti-Klausners are trying to accomplish. To stop her from writing reviews? To tell people that she writes a ton of reviews? Anyone who visits Amazon.com regularly surely already knows this.
What I do find is that I’m paying a bit more attention to the flames than the books. Is that ever a good thing? A Klausner review is easily skimmed over, much like the word “said”. The comments, not so much.
And I also wonder if, as a result of this, Amazon will stop the Anti-Klausner, or the Klausner.