Stanley’s Review

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Jo Robinson

Stanley’s Review

“Stanley. Where the hell’s my tea?”

Stanley flinched, but couldn’t tear his eyes from the glowing screen in front of him. The excitement of realising that someone had posted a review of his book, the book that had taken him ten years to write, had been quenched when he saw the single lonely star, and read the scathing words.

From George Witherall
Not only do I regret ever laying eyes on this appalling book, I also regret looking at this author’s profile to see what manner of fool could write so badly, and coming face to face with the ugliest man alive. Load of rubbish. The only recommendation that I could give for this trash would be incineration.

“Stanley!”

“Yes Mother. I’m coming!”

The cold shock of reading his very first book review had rendered him incapable of movement. The rage that now filled him as he clicked…

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10 thoughts on “Stanley’s Review

    yeseventhistoowillpass said:
    July 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I love your blog!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 5, 2014 at 11:44 am

      Thank you Juan – and I actually love yours right back! You meet some really interesting people in your travels. 😀

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        yeseventhistoowillpass said:
        July 5, 2014 at 11:53 am

        You are in South Africa aren’t you? It’s 4:52 am here, what time is it there..

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          July 5, 2014 at 12:01 pm

          South Africa – yes. 😀 It’s 2pm sharp right now.

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            yeseventhistoowillpass said:
            July 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm

            You should tell stories about your area… To me that would be totally interesting. Even daily life… What’s it like living in Africa. Do you have funny things that happen to you… You are a writer.. I find three paragraphs work well. Anymore and people scroll thru…

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              jorobinson176 responded:
              July 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

              I have written a couple of little stories about Africa – I shall dig them out and inflict them on you. 😀

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                yeseventhistoowillpass said:
                July 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm

                I find it interesting how people around the world live… Simple things..

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    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    July 5, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Terrific as always. XX

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 5, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Thank you lovely Sally! I bet there are Stanleys around and about – they just haven’t found the addresses yet. 😉 😀 😀

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    […] it’s fair enough to say so if a story grosses you out that badly, so I’m not likely to get all Stanley about the whole thing. But if you’re going to give a negative low review, at least make sure you […]

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