There has been a veritable explosion of comments that people leave to my reviews on Amazon. Today, comments have been coming in a steady stream. Some of them are weird to the point of freakiness.
For instance, a male reader who is unhappy with a low rating I gave to a trashy novel investigated my other reviews and wrote with indignation how horrible it was that I gave such a low rating to the book while leaving a glowing review for Tampax tampons. Another male reader followed his lead, investigated the Tampax review, and also expressed his anger as to the shocking fact that a person might like a brand of tampons but dislike a book.
In case you are wondering, I did not criticize the novel in question for its low absorbency and an inconvenient applicator. So the male readers’ anger is very difficult for me to comprehend. Maybe they had some painful experiences with this brand of tampons and discovered that a book served their purposes better.
This isn’t even comparing apples to oranges. This is closer to comparing. . . well, no comparison that would be weirder than one between books and tampons actually comes to mind.