Funny thing: a few months ago I wrote a book review for a library journal, and yesterday I found that review posted on Amazon with five stars next to it. I wouldn't have given the book five stars; it was a mostly good review, but I would have given the book four stars, maybe even three. But nobody asked me for stars, nor did anyone ask me for permission to print the entire review on Amazon, despite the fact that the words "Quoted by permission" appear after my name. Who in the world would copy my equivocal review and post it on Amazon with five stars attached? Fortunately, Amazon helpfully provides the statement "This review posted by," and guess whose name appears there? The author of the book. Now that's effective: "This book gets five stars! I should know--I wrote it!"
I suppose I should be flattered that he liked my review well enough to rip it off, but instead I'm trying to figure out how I can remove at least one of those stars from his firmament.