But even in some of the good reviews, the reviewers manage to say certain things that just stick with me.
Like when one magazine said:
“[Hemant’s] plain prose tends to make his procedural accounts of rote church services a slog to get through, too.”
There was also the time when someone prefaced how much they liked my book with:
He’s not the greatest writer in the world…
Now, we can add to the list.
This lady from the The Hartford Courant has a name for me:
Remember reading back in early 2006 that some yahoo had put his soul up for sale on ebay? This is that yahoo.
“Some yahoo”?!*Hemant goes to Mirriam-Webster dictionary…*
2 [influenced by 2yahoo] : a boorish, crass, or stupid person
– ya·hoo·ism /-“i-z&m/ noun
And if you want to know whether she read the book or not, here’s part of her recap:
After a Seattle man – a former pastor – submitted the winning $504 bid, at his request Mehta made a barn-burning tour of some of America’s larger churches, including Saddleback in California and Willow Creek near Chicago.
Wait a minute… I never went to Saddleback… or California, for that matter.
This can mean only one thing: There are pirated versions of my book out there with different church reviews. I must find those and destroy them.
[tags]atheist, atheism, I Sold My Soul on eBay, slog, The Hartford Courant, yahoo, Saddleback, California, Willow Creek[/tags]