Despite what my critics say, I am not naive or egotistical enough to think that everyone will love my writing. Everyone's tastes vary. Recently I got my first bad review (that I know of). Since I've posted all my good ones, I think it's only fair that I post those that are not so complimentary.
The review is of "Last Flight of the Bismarck"from Machina Mortis: Steampunk'd Tales of Terror. The reviewer, Bufton's Blog, said:
"The first story, ‘Last Flight of the Bismarck’ by Scott Baker, didn’t
really do it for me. In many ways, despite the inclusion of a zombie
menace, this was the closest to a pure steampunk tale (whatever that is)
in the collection, but I was left feeling distinctly underwhelmed.
Again, I not sure if I was expecting something else, but it seemed like
Baker had thrown in half a dozen steampunk standards, added a liberal
dash of the undead, and unleashed the resulting concotion onto the page.
Whilst it was hardly a bad tale, it failed to hit my buttons in any