Needless to say, it made me think of my own - using the term 'review' very loosely to mean any feedback I've ever had - and I've decided I can certainly outdo him in one clear category...
Consider my top five from the 'damning with faint praise' school of thought:
1 'The main character is just an interesting version of you, isn't she?'
2 'I had an Amazon voucher with £4 left on it. I had to put 11p to it to buy your book for my Kindle. It was well worth the 11p.'
3 'I couldn't get to the library that week but (a colleague) had a copy she'd got at your book launch so I read that instead of a proper book.'
4 'I did like your book. I know an excellent proof-reader you could use for the next one.'
5 'I wish Christine* had written it. That would have been really good.'
Mr Malone, over to you...
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