but then so are we all.
One of my favourite reviewers has a go at Barnes' new book and at bottom does what a good book review ought to.
I'm curious enough to read it now, though I've read very little of Julian Barnes before.
Conversely, when Gartner cuts a book down, she's on the money and doesn't spare anyones feelings. She's not mean, but she's thorough. And usually spot on.
Years ago, she wrote a favourable review of an early George Saunders short story collection (unfamiliar to me at the time) in the form of a breakup letter to Tom Robbins.
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