If I'm going to point out the good, then I also gotta point out the bad. It's simply not fair otherwise. Now I've got something for the "Not Very" reviews column on the forthcoming Shriek website.
(Evil Monkey: "Aren't ya crushed?" Jeff: "No. She just didn't like the book very much." Evil Monkey: "I'd be crushed." Jeff: "You should see the scars I've got from the reviews of Why Should I Cut Your Throat? Nothing phases me now." Evil Monkey: "Good point." Jeff: "This is going to be a very long campaign and some reviewers are going to hate this book. Period. There's nothing to be done about it but move on, really." Evil Monkey: "Hey--is this guy as pompous as he sounds." Jeff: "How pompous does he sound?" Evil Monkey: "100 percent." Jeff: "Then in person you either magnify that effect by 50% or you decrease it by 50%.")