Is This a New Amazon Approach To Reviews?

As if it’s not hard enough to write a good story and get it into the hands of a publisher, I now have to watch what I say to passengers at work whilst earning a paid living as a Licensed London Taxi Driver.
This was left as a ‘review’ on The Desolate Garden on

1.0 out of 5 stars Wait for another taxi to come a long
This book is advertised in the cab window of the author (taxi driver)…

If his derisory comments and attempts to insult the (small tip) I left were as good as his book, he could pack the cab work up tomorrow.

Keep on driving
Published 2 days ago by MR N CRONJAEGER

If nothing else, it shows the worth and reliability of Amazon Reviews!


About Danny Kemp

I was at work one sunny November day in 2006, stopped at a red traffic light when a van, driven incompetently, smashed into me. I was taken to St Thomas' Hospital and kept in for a while, but it was not only the physical injuries that I suffered from; it was also mental ones. I had lost confidence in myself let alone those around me. The experts said that I had post-traumatic stress disorder, which I thought only the military or emergency personnel suffered from. On good days, I attempted to go to work, sometimes I even made it through Blackwell Tunnel only to hear, or see, something that made me jump out of my skin and that's when the anxiety attacks would start. I told my wife that I was okay and going regularly, but I wasn't. I could not cope with life and thought about ending it. Somehow or other with the help of my wife and medical professionals, I managed to survive and ever so slowly rebuild my self-esteem. It took almost four years to fully recover, but it was during those dark depressive days that I began to write. My very first story, Look Both Ways, Then Look Behind, found a literary agent but not a publisher. He told me that I had a talent, raw, but nevertheless, it was there. His advice was to write another story and that I'm delighted to say, I did. The success of that debut novel, The Desolate Garden, was down to sheer hard work, luck, and of course, meeting a film producer.
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6 Responses to Is This a New Amazon Approach To Reviews?

  1. You could probably contest this one with Amazon.Did you really insult his tip?

  2. Tamy Burns says:

    Wow! That’s awful! Some people are so small.

  3. Danny Kemp says:

    Thanks for the support Tamy.

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