One of the first half dozen book reviews of my first novel, A LOST TALE, began: "Lost - but not lost enough." And it went downhill from there. My first reaction was: 'Hey, I wish I had written that.' And bad reviews have never bothered me since. So, here is to well-written negative reviews. At least someone is paying attention.
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Adam Mars-Jones Wins Hatchet Job of the Year AwardBy Jason Boog
Last night Adam Mars-Jones won the Hatchet Job of the Year award, celebrated for writing the “angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review published in a newspaper or magazine in 2011.”
Follow this link to read Mars-Jones’ scathing review of By Nightfall that earned a golden hatchet and “a year’s supply of potted shrimp.” British journalists Rachel Johnson, Suzi Feay, Sam Leith and D.J. Taylor judged the competition. At this link, you can read all the shortlisted Hatchet Job of the Year reviews.