Some author’s dread poor reviews from readers. I like to hear what readers think and find I learn more from critical reviews. Besides, what some readers find objectionable, other readers enjoy. I never had a better example than today when I received two Amazon reviews that had exactly opposite takes on a major plot element of The Return.
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Marilyn says, "Not as good the previous books in the series. Get Steve Dancy back to the West where he seems at home."
While another Amazon Customer wrote, "Enjoyed the Western theme, along with the Edison involvement. New York gangs added flavor that made this a great read."
No author can please every reader and it's career suicide to try. Don't ignore poor reviews because they can help you become a better writer, but keep your focus on the total weight of all of your reviews. Every writer will get a few bad reviews, so take them with a grain of salt.