In the early 1960s I would put a 22 cal pellet in front of a 22 rimfire crimped blank in a 22LR chamber.
This performed like a good pellet gun.
The word 'forum" does not mean "not criticizing books."
"Ad hominem fallacy" is not the same as point by point criticism of books. If you bought the book, and believe it all, it may FEEL like an ad hominem attack, but you might strive to accept other points of view may exist.
Are we a nation of competing ideas, or a nation of forced conformity of thought?