Lover of books, rats, and things that are nifty. Atheist, liberal, historian, scientist.
… and I decided to look up a coworker of mine (name withheld because I’m not a total asshole) who has written quite a few books. She’s not very well known, but her books are pretty highly rated. I clicked through to look at the reviews, and, well, there aren’t that many. What there are are five-star ratings given by the author.
She rated herself. Highly. Even when she was the only reviewer.
Am I weird in thinking this is tacky as hell? Or does she think that she’s rating anonymously? I’m not actually going to ask her, since I rarely see her and hardly ever talk to her. In fact, I don’t think I’ve had a single conversation of significant length with her. So, how do I know she’s an author? She sends out company-wide emails whenever she releases another book.
I read a book a few years back about a college student whose final thesis was a translation and examination of a cryptic old text. Of course, it held a secret and people were killed to hush up the student. Does this sound familiar to anyone? It was published around the time The Da Vinci Code was popular.