RE: RARA-AVIS: RE:Harriet Klausner

From: Words from the Monastery (
Date: 06 Jul 2000

So you'd rather be slammed by an "educated" reviewer? ;)

BTW ... I don't believe such a person exists. It's all opinion and like assholes ... everyone's got one and they all smell.

volente Deo,

Anthony Dauer Alexandria, Virginia

"... down these mean streets a man must go
 who is not himself mean, who is neither
 tarnished or afraid."

            --Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Banned by the Washington Post ...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dick Lochte
> Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 10:20 PM
> Well, Anthony, the problem is that, once in a blue moon, Harriet
> decides to
> review a book that offends her. Like "The Trials of Nikki Hill," which I
> co-wrote with Chris Darden. Now, heck, she's got every right to
> express her
> opinion, educated or uneducated though it may be. However, she evidently
> sends her reviews to a vast assortment of websites. She sent it twice to
> Barnes & Noble (or perhaps someone asleep at the switch there ran
> it twice)
> which means it took a whole bunch of five stars from other
> amateur reviewers
> to offset the double rap. Since Harriet is well-known as an easy
> mark when
> it comes to mysteries, some readers have probably assumed that
> our effort is
> excruciatingly awful. I hope it's not.. We've got a sequel and a
> paperback
> edition waiting in the wings.
> Dick (I've been hammered by Harriet) Lochte

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