'Enjoyed book, but...': Teenage author given 1 star review for 'being an immigrant'; furious netizens rally in support'Enjoyed book, but...': Teenage author given 1 star review for 'being an immigrant'; furious netizens rally in support
on May 14, 2021
What are the hallmarks of a good novel? While one would assume that a fast paced, riveting plot or interesting characters may be defining attributes, the race and ethnicity of the author must be considered. And so, a teenage author and her young adult fantasy fiction novel have now become the topic of a heated social media debate after she flagged a rather problematic book review.Dominika Pindor, as per her Goodreads (a book reviewing social website) author profile, is a teenager who was born in Poland and now resides in Illinois with her family. The writer of a recently self-published book called Wings and Shadows, she is also prominent on TikTok where she shares videos about books and writing.
Had I known this author was an immigrant leeching off our language to get a bigger audience I would have never bought this crap. Pindor if you see this, write in your own language, the angry reviewer concluded.Also read | https://www.frontlist.in/finding-the-raga-by-amit-chaudhuri-beauty-of-digressions/ Going by comments left on Pindor's Twitter post, the reviewer later changed the rating to five stars, to get the dimwits in the replies out of their inbox. The post does not seem to be available on the site.