Warning: Slightly rant-like.
I also think it's slightly funny how suddenly bloggers are putting those authors on their shit lists and complaining about how "egotistical" some authors are. Newsflash: Authors have a right to not like your review. They do not, however, have a right to call you out on it. Or start calling you names. (Pettiness, anyone?)
Basically: Reviewers have a right to not like a book. I admit that some of them are way more harsh than necessary on occasion, but what can you do about it? And authors have a right to disagree with a review. But they also need to realize, no, their book isn't perfect to every single person. If there was a book that every single person rated 5 stars, I would suspect brainwash. AND YOU KNOW YOU WOULD, TOO.
Anyway. I know everyone knows these things. This is basically common sense. But it still makes me wonder: If all of these facts are so obvious, why is there still so much drama? Drama-llamas are not as fun as their names are~
This picture pertains particularly well to the author/reviewer world: