'People are poor and can't afford a book several hundred dollars. To guilt trip them is disgusting but the joke's on you because it only makes you look like an asshole. Fuck you you're disgusting. You are a dimwit.'
I have been blocked and am unable to reply, but had I been able to send it, it would have been thus:
'I don't think you read my comments properly at all, or you could not have missed the point so entirely. I suggest you do so again before accusing and throwing insults. Key words: "I meant simply the reception to it here." I was speaking of the response to the work as compared to the kind of things which are gushed over on this site. I wasn't even talking about buying the several-hundred-dollar book, which not even I can afford myself. Re-read.
'As for The Red Fairy Book which my friend was selling, the thing costs about £45 new. She sold it for a little over £35. Note that the money goes to her, not to me.
'I am a dimwit in many ways, but if you think I am a thoughtless, mercenary "guilt-tripper" as you put it, then you haven't begun to know the smallest particle about me. Speak to my friends and those who know me well. You do not get to insult a stranger and call them an "asshole". Especially not when you have so singularly failed to grasp the point of a complaint as you have here.'
It goes to show once again that it is never worth airing one's grievances (or much else) on the internet. There will always be just the right kind of troll for your subject to do its worst.