Popular vampire novel author Anne Rice has signed on to a petition demanding that Amazon disable anonymous book reviews after Internet trolls began ganging up on her in a section of the website normally reserved for critical but comparatively mild commentary
Correction appended, March 10, 2014
The creature with which Anne Rice is most commonly associated is the vampire, but that doesn’t mean she’s a stranger to trolls — at least of the online variety.
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OP: "The creature with which Anne Rice is most commonly associated is the vampire, but that doesn’t mean she’s a stranger to trolls — at least of the online variety." Actually, Anne Rice is herself a troll.
One thing that I find really unfortunate about all this is that there seems to be little discussion of READERS being harassed for daring to post negative reviews of a book. Which has happened (link is to my personal blog -not because I think I'm awesome or the last word on this subject, LOL, but simply because I have listed some examples there).
(PS: I found this article through a link posted to a petition (which is a reply to the petition Rice discusses above, posted by idemandjustice.)