Negative Book Reviews

I try not to comment (much) when my books get negative reviews.  The review is the prerogative of the reader and it really isn’t my place to judge them for it.  Good, bad, indifferent, every reader is entitled to their opinion.  That said, some reviews just leave me scratching my head…

“If you like to waste time reading about incredible actions performed by supermen succeding against overwhelming odds, then this is the book for you. The plot is contrived and stunted with plenty of bad people, thankfully exterminated by our all-American hero.”

Dude, if that isn’t what you are looking for in a novel then why in the world would you read a book with this product description?

Reflexive Fire Military Thriller

An assassin who is in over his head.
A cabal that wants him to lead a secret army.
A conspiracy decades in the making.

“The hero is everything you could hope for in an action-adventure–intelligent, charismatic, honorable, a combat veteran from an elite unit, and just slopping over with badassity.” -Hank Brown, author of Hell and Gone.

As a freelance assassin, Deckard is no stranger to the shadow world of covert operations, but when he is summoned to Bohemian Grove and hired to train and lead a battalion of Kazakh mercenaries, he soon discovers his employer’s real agenda: a doomsday plot decades in the making.

“If you’re the kind of guy who loves action movies, but grimaces with every technical and tactical fail… you NEED to buy this book.” -a combat veteran from a NATO nation.

Now, free humanity’s only chance for survival rests with Deckard’s renegade Private Military Company. From Afghanistan, to Burma, and beyond, the clock is ticking down to global extinction.

“A military novel, written by a true expert on the subject, just takes the story to another, higher level, compared to books made up by ‘civilian’ authors with vivid imaginations.” -Frank Jones, 15-year military veteran and private security contractor.

“Fiction has a new star in the making. This awesome work of fiction (is it really..?) will rank right up there with ‘Dogs of War’ and ‘The Forever War’ in defining a new era in action/adventure novels or genre.” -JG Scott

“With Jack Murphy, you know he’s been there and done that, so you wonder where the line is between the made up stuff and where he’s drawing upon his real-life experiences.” -Dan Eldredge

I wrote this book for those of you who are ready for this genre to go to the next level, beyond superficial political messages and stereotypical terrorists wearing turbans on their heads, I hope this book connects with a different breed of reader and action-adventure fan. -Jack Murphy, author, Special Forces veteran.”

Sometimes the problem is that it just isn’t the right book for the right person.  I can’t appeal to readers who want to hear about gay vampires anymore than the authors of Twilight or Harry Potter can appeal to military veterans like me.  Thems the breaks I guess!

Oh, I almost forgot…BUY MY BOOK!

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7 Comments

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7 responses to “Negative Book Reviews

  1. How dare you make your balls-to-the-wall, full-throttle action epic so epically full of balls-to-the-wall and full-throttle action!

  2. John

    Pegged it Jack

    • Funny how these types of reviews, the one-star types where the reviewer writes the bare minimum to be accepted by Amazon and seems like they didn’t even read the book, always seem to come along when I write a non-fiction article that pisses off a large group of people! In this case, the same day we released “No Easy Op.”

      • John

        You know….I didn’t even think of that.
        Like a virtual note on your pillow in a hotel room while on travel. Just a slight poke from a torqued entity.

      • Oh, well. Nothing worth getting upset about. On a lighter note, I got some hate mail from a ST6 operator today about an article I wrote!

      • John

        yeow – making friends in all the wrong places….or something like that from an old country song I loved growing up…

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