… ‘…a very nice breakfast whisky…’ …reviews are all about perspective, Mabel… #TBSU…

...LUV ’em or hate ’em… they are as unavoidable as the cheeky speck of spinach sticking to yer teeth during yer important career interview… as in-yer-face as that other ‘cheeky’ business end of Miley Cyrus’ twerking… REVIEWS… whether yeez manufacture them through yer Aunties, Grannies and Uncles (perish the thought…would authors do that?) …or have unknown critique-o-philes praise, promote, and project or lambast, lampoon and lance yer masterpieces… REVIEWS are here to stay… as much part of yer literary rites of passage as sno-paque eliminator for yer typewriter or the delete button on yer laptop… I can still recall vividly the first negative review on my initial wee scribbled baby, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY… the lad gave me two stars out of five… instant dagger-through-the-heart sensation… then I checked his other reviews to find he’d only ever done one other… he’d given John Grisham only a lowly one star out of five… shheeessh, that felt better… it’s all got to be taken with a pinch of salt, Mabel… sure, they’re important for getting attention to yer stuff on Amazon Kindle and other splendid outlets… but remember, everybody who reads yer WURK isn’t necessarily gonna LUV it… I recall a good friend of mine, who likes a dram or six, talking about the merits of good whisky, uttering the immortal line.. ‘…it’s a very nice breakfast whisky…’ …perspective, y’see… I’m not about to encourage yeez to investigate the claims of my pal’s critique on his morning imbibement…  ‘…chacun a son gulp…’ …but let me not impede any inclination yeez may indulge to review my forthcoming crime thriller, SAVAGE PAYBACK… coming to a Kindle near you in the near future… I’m building a raft of good people who’ll review the WURK for me, so I can have a slew of early reviews on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com (and maybe even on Goodreads) as I launch it… emb’dy who feels so inclined, please contact me on my email seumasgallacher@yahoo.com  TA! …yeez’ll see the cover reveal under my Blog Scratchers Corner below… see yeez later …

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11 responses to “… ‘…a very nice breakfast whisky…’ …reviews are all about perspective, Mabel… #TBSU…

  1. Reblogged this on Jane Dougherty Writes and commented:
    Well, he did say it cintained a bit of violence…
    Smart cover, Seumas!


  2. laurie27wsmith

    Good cover Seumas. How does it go? You can only please half of the people half the time and…….you get my drift.


  3. So happy to visit you blog and like you here. Thanks for visiting mine and liking it too. I look forward to seeing what you are up to from time to time and do pop over and say hello again. I shall be back….happy days. 🙂


  4. My system now is never to read any review, good or bad….in the words of Sam Goldwyn “Pay no attention to critics, don’t even ignore them”


  5. I stumbled on this Blog by mistake, but I’m really glad I did. “Breakfast whisky”, a brilliant concept which I feel might bring a new urgency to peace talks in various trouble spots of my parish council, and indeed, the world.


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