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Shirley Jackson, Francine Prose
No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
Naomi Klein
Progress: 158/528 pages
"I want to perform an unnatural act."

- Lenny Bruce

"I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me."

- Bill Hicks

"I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant."

-George Carlin

"The more I see, the less I know for sure."

- John Lennon

A breakdown of author/reviewer behavior (according to me)

Things I've seen in "nasty" reviews:


  • snarky comments about author's writing abilities
  • snarky comments about a character's intelligence and physical appearance
  • animated gifs
  • encouragement for other readers not to read the book
  • cursing
  • name calling of characters in the book (not of authors)


Things I've seen from authors (some professionally represented, some self-published, some well-known or even famous, some unknown):


  • snarky comments about reviewer's personal life, intelligence and appearance
  • sharing of reviewer's personal information
  • remarks suggesting that people inflict emotional or physical harm on the reviewer
  • encouragement for the reviewer to "get a life" or commit suicide
  • speculation of reviewer's sex life, appearance, and writing abilities
  • encouragement for other readers to harass a reviewer
  • cursing


I might be forgetting a few things, but in case you were wondering why some of us are disgusted with GoodReads...there it is.