Believe me, I have no problem with someone who reads any book of mine, doesn't like it, and is able to articulate why they didn't like it. I read (and enjoy!) scathing critiques of books every week in various newspapers and journals.
It's the personal attack that discredits the reviewer, not the reviewed. So when that reviewer claimed my family and friends were reviewing the book positively, I don't know where he got that. Since his review was removed an acquantaince of mine did review Eden on Amazon and gave me four stars (not five) and that's cool, but I didn't tell him what to write. I said if you enjoy the book please post a review and explain why you enjoyed the book. Obviously, if he had hated it and decided not to post a review I would have preferred that, but like I said, we're all entitled to our opinions.
And here's another one of my own (opinions): I think people are going to like the Permuted edition of Eden much better. It will read "cleaner" for those who got stalled by the sentence structure. And I guarantee that with the sequel we will avoid any of the issues that came up with the first while playing on the stengths of the first (or so I will try).