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Self-Pubbed Author Sues Over Amazon Review

What British author Chris McGrath set out to do was to prove the existence of God in his self-published book The Attempted Murder of God: Hidden Science You Really Need to Know.

Criticism of this book by atheist blogger Vaughn Jones found its way to Richard Dawkins’s website. Dawkins is, of course, the author of The God Delusion.

McGrath is suing.

 

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  1. November 15, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I’m not sure I understand this dispute even after reading about it. The whole thing sounds ridiculous on both sides. If McGrath did indeed post a lot of spam reviews, then he has brought his problem on himself. It reminds you of a couple of kids bickering and tossing accusations back and forth. Mud-slinging they used to call it. Maybe he thinks this will get people wanting to buy his book because of the publicity? I would think it would be rather foolish trying to sue Amazon, but if the British courts do actually favor the plaintiff, he might just come out of this on top. But on top of what? A large mountain of mud? Amazon surely wouldn’t want to sell his books if they lose to him. Bad publicity won’t be productive in the long run. Just my humble opinion with no authority behind it. 🙂

  2. rasanaatreya
    November 15, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Love this – ‘Just my humble opinion with no authority behind it’. 🙂

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