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Review of Visions of Prosetry

Post by Ijeoma Kikelomo » 12 Aug 2021, 17:26

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of
"Visions of Prosetry" by Vee Nelly.]

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Onlinebookclub.org's Highest Rating Scale is at 4 Stars unlike other 5-Star Rating Scales Like Amazon.com. Therefore, this book is actually rated 4 out of 5 Stars.




Author's Reply
Ijeoma Kikelomo Review - Visions of Prosetry



First, I would love to thank the reviewer - Ijeoma Kikelomo, for choosing to read and review my book (cover edition 001-346) and leaving an honest review. This review was my second review with OnlineBookClub.org. This would have been my second favorite review like the first, where the first review connected with the author and his unique style of writing (001-246 review). However, I was most disappointed when this particular review stated I promised something in my book and never delivered. Comments such as this hurts the credibility of a book and its author, especially if the reviewer made an inaccurate and unfounded statement.

In rebuttal to the inaccuracies stated,

any stories in my book that ended with the tag "to be continued..." meant exactly what it signified. Most stories like this in each book were written and ended with a "cliffhanger". See definition from Oxford Dictionary of English -

Moreover, some continued in my later book, Dark Haze - The Island. i also noted in Visions of Prosetry the time frame and year each book/story was originally written - since 2002 (most were rewrites). I've also noted which story connected the other in the same book, whether prequels or sequels. This is the only reviewer who seemed not to get that style of writing. Nevertheless, I have reedited my books to be specifically detailed in explaining these aspects of my 'cliffhangers'. I hope now they clarify any future misunderstandings.

Secondly, the review pointed out errors in my text (although it was professionally edited since my last review with OBC.org. I think it fair game to point out in candor that this original review by the reviewer also had errors that needed to be fixed before being published. I think it a bit hypercritical by calling me out on errors and the review made errors as well. For one, the spelling of my book title as "Prostery". This shortcoming only goes to show that no matter who we are, whether amateur or professional, we all make mistakes. This book has since been returned to have another look over by a professional editor and the final results were approved in my last review with OBC.org.

This review was not meant to offend the reviewer, only match candor with candor. Since I was not allowed to defend my book on the OBC.org platform where the above comments hurt my credibility based on forum comments by other readers, I decided to place my response here. You can view my critique post on the experience I had with OBC.org by following this Link.

Sincerely Yours,
Vee Nelly -Author & Poet