BEST BAD BOOK REVIEWS OF 2012 (01/10/2013)

Did you know an award is given to the reviewer who writes the nastiest, meanest, scathing review of a book? The article appeared in the Huffington Post and to read more, click on the link below. 

LONDON — "A mauling of Martin Amis and a savaging of Salman Rushdie are in the running for the best bad book review of 2012.

Eight finalists were announced Tuesday for the Hatchet Job of the Year Award, a prize set up to reward scathing works of literary journalism.".........

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  1. Fascinating list!

    I read Heller's commentary on Rushdie. It is highly critical but not as scathing as expected.

  2. If I were an author I would be devastated by some of those reviews. Reviewers can really affect sales too especially the reviews you see on's a tough business......