Guess who's back???


Thanks to Adam for the "heads up!"

Yes, folks, it is indeed true. The legless wonder king of sockpuppet reviews is back at it! And the dumbass couldn't even get my name right. Wert obviously now has more clout than me, for Stanek got his name right. . . :P That's a feather in his cap!

Yes, I know, that's a few minutes of your life that you'll never get back. But Stanek's "Authors Who Trash Competitors" is a veritable gem of fucktardness. Here's a teaser, just to whet your appetite:

The flow of one-star reviews from anonymous (and sometimes from someone using pseudonyms and newly created accounts that typically had only reviewed my book the day the account was created) continued throughout April and into May. The timeline here is important because in May 2002, the following appeared in David Langford’s Ansible: “Amazon Mystery. Authors of fantasies on sale at Amazon.com have noticed a rash of oddly similar customer reviews that rubbish their work and instead recommend, say, George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan, and Robert Stanek. The number of Big Name commendations varies, but not the plug for self-published author Robert Stanek. Who could possibly be posting these reviews (many since removed by Amazon) under a variety of names? It is a mystery, but Ansible is reminded of how Lionel Fanthorpe's pseudonymous sf would often mention those great classic masters of the genre, Verne, Wells and Fanthorpe.”

Note how they twist what they’ve done into something I’ve supposedly done to them--this is a constant tactic. I assume this post was written by David Langford friend and blogger, Adam Whitehead, as Whitehead then took to his blog to rant about how I was supposedly writing fake five-star reviews of my own books using sock puppets. As Whitehead is and was the self-professed #1 fan of George RR Martin (and is even credited in one of George’s books), all the sock puppet one-star reviews mentioning George RR Martin were suddenly starting to make sense as they were all likely written by Whitehead and his friends.

So now he's a victim. . . Follow this link to read the full piece.

Ah. . . After all these years, the best thread title I have ever seen on all the SFF message boards I frequent remains: "Robert Stanek: You Shat Directly Into My Soul."

And after reading this ludicrous article, that's how I feel. . .

8 commentaires:

Tyson Mauermann said...

I should send you the despicable email he sent me after my review of his book. He even went so low as to email my wife via Facebook to remove my review on Goodreads.

John said...

Try looking at the 'see all my reviews' type options for the 5 star lovefest that is reviews for a Stanek book - seems they are all either the same guy, or the only fantasy they have ever read is Stanek and they loved it - cos they certainly ain't reviewed much else but Stanek!

Adam said...

YES!!!! Who wants some popcorn, I'm nuking some in the microwave.

Adam Whitehead said...

Here's the reply I have posted to Stanek's blog (3 times now) and continue to await a substantive reply to:

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"I assume this post was written by David Langford friend and blogger, Adam Whitehead, as Whitehead then took to his blog to rant about how I was supposedly writing fake five-star reviews of my own books using sock puppets. As Whitehead is and was the self-professed #1 fan of George RR Martin (and is even credited in one of George’s books), all the sock puppet one-star reviews mentioning George RR Martin were suddenly starting to make sense as they were all likely written by Whitehead and his friends."

Hello, Mr. Stanek. Normally I don't respond to such drivel (and I even ignored it when you suggested I should be knifed to death), but when someone starts talking lies about me online, I do feel the need to correct them. It's even more unwise to lie about things that are ridiculously easy to check.

1. I didn't have a blog in 2002. I didn't even have the Internet until 2005. If I was reviewing your books I would use my name. Unlike yourself when you trash other authors using sock-puppets and fake Amazon accounts, I always use my own name on my reviews. This is because I have integrity.

2. The article was written by David Langford. That's why it appears on David Langford's website, which is the creation of David Langford. That might have been a clue to the fact it was written by David Langford.

3. I have never in seven years even mentioned your name on my blog (though do not be surprised if this changes in the near future). Please provide the URL of the article in which you are mentioned or withdraw this claim.

"Rothfuss and Edelman trashed me on their blogs in 2007,"

4. Your name has never appeared on Patrick Rothfuss's blog, according to a Google search. Please provide the URL of the article in which you are mentioned or withdraw this claim.

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Something tells me I'll be waiting a long, long time.

Andrew said...

Wow- this guy won't give up. My brother bought me one of his books 10 years ago because of the Amazon reviews and I actually read it all (despite discovering it was self published from the very first page). Needless to say it sucked. I thought I would forgot about him quickly, but every other year or so I read about him doing some dumb shit. At least it seems like Amazon smartened up and deleted all of his fake reviews.

amysrevenge said...

I wonder how much of the scorn reserved for self-published authors is due to this dick?

Adam Whitehead said...

Hey Pat, apparently we are now 'huckster kings'. Awesome. Do we get paid for that? :-P

thehistorian said...

Pat, please put up that photo of Stanek wiith no legs, one of my fav internet moments ever.