Very few of us have escaped the lashing tongue of someone about what we have written. It helps if they present it politely, but sometimes they are just plain offensive. The Los Angeles Times had an article on 8/26/12 regarding the reviews of Ayn Rand’s book, “Atlas Shrugged”, 55 years ago, which was after her novel, “The Fountainhead”. While we have all heard that the “Harry Potter” series took forever to find a publisher and there are many stories such as this……these are reviews for a book that is still famous today (the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, mentioned it in a speech in 2005). The first review starts out: “It is probably the worst piece of large fiction written since”…. (her last book).
Luckily the critics are not always the final word. The public is. Read below for a good laugh. Pat yourself on the back and keep on going forward. George Orwell’s novel “1984” took 30 years to become a best seller. (Sorry about the print size – got it as big as I could).