Most other authors or serious readers would not even notice such a review, but the genral public just assumes that all reviews are on the up and up. It is useless to say this review didn't do some damage to the author, but I don't think it was significant. it really should not have happened at all, but that is one of the pitfalls of the great internet., people can hide and comment. I call these cowards, but obviously they don't care what I or anyone else thinks or they wouldn't be doing these things.
I would much rather make it or not on my own merits, and not have to slam or put anyone else down to gain ground. I was always afraid to step on people on the way up the ladder, they have a funny way of getting up and knocking you off the ladder. I guess that is just my firm belief in Karma. We can only hope that when they get their payback they will understand the infraction that they committed in order to recieve such a slam from fate. ( The bad thing about Karma is most of the time we are not around to see the awesom