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The World's Most Brutal Book Reviewer

Bow down to the queen of the poison pen

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She has won a Pulitzer Prize, is notoriously reclusive, occasionally writes reviews from the point of view of fictional characters like Holden Caulfield and Elle Woods, and has a fondness for the word "limn".

Nobody can escape her withering gaze, as shown by her incredible take-downs of otherwise acclaimed authors. Here are twelve of her very best (or worst) from the last three decades:

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