Re: RARA-AVIS: Harriet Klausner

From: Cristoforo (
Date: 06 Jul 2000

> Comes under that old saying ... if you don't have anything good to say
> say anything. Since she's not being paid to review anything and it's just
> hobby of hers there is no obligation for her to post negative reviews. Now
> if The Washington Post's Book World was doing the same thing then
> wrong. But lying by omission? Please

If a review is the same as criticism, and Harriet refuses to review a book she doesn't like, then it's not criticism, it's a blurb. Which is fine with me, but let's not confuse the two. A blurb and a review are about as different in origin as two things can be.


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