The Adventures of Lazarus Gray: The Omnibus Edition received a new review on Amazon and, uh-oh!, they didn’t like it. The 1-star review was titled “Terrible” and was posted by a user whose screen name was Honest. The review is brief but let’s take a look at it:
This is comic book scripts that didn’t sell. Has no idea what noirs is. Waste of money waste of time.
Huh. Well, I can honestly say that the five volumes contained in this omnibus edition weren’t ‘comic book scripts that didn’t sell.’ I also would never describe my work as noir. Lazarus Gray is adventure fiction in the classic pulp sense – noir is something I sometimes dabble in as a fan but never as a writer.
Can’t win them all! Hopefully Honest will find something he likes better with his next purchase.
Bad reviews are always going to come along – you have to develop a thick skin to survive in this business.