12 April, 2004

Is there a book that Harriet Klausner doesn't like? The Harry Knowles of Literature, she apparantly has her schtick down to a science.

1. Make minor alterations to the jacket copy.
2. Give the book 5 stars.
3. Post the review to Amazon.com
4. Woohoo! Famous!!!

The dirty secret of Amazon.com is that it seems to default to the highest rating for a book. Which of course they would since the website exists to sell books. Harriet's 5-star reviews land her at the top of the pile. Thus was born the legend of the Super Reader.

It wouldn't be so irritating if I hadn't been mislead by a number of her reviews. Harumph.


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