No matter how well-respected an author is, he or she is not immune to a scathing review. Now The Omnivore is set to award the Hatchet Job of the Year Award to the “writer of the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past 12 months”. Find out which books were described variously as:
“acres of poetic whimsy and vague literary blah”
“a triumph of cut and paste”
“the grating tone of an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies sketched on the back of an envelope”
Who “served up blanched stereotypes on a silver platter” and who merited this comment: “so much of [her] work is utter drivel”?
Don’t sit on the fence, guys, say what you think! You can see the eight shortlisted titles here.