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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Harriet Comes Through!

I KNEW it was just a matter of time. Checked Amazon just now and Harriet has posted some new reviews.

44 of them, to be exact.

She's now up to 13,411 books reviewed. Remember that from Sunday through most of this week she's been at 13,366~7. (Edit: 13,336 was a typo!)

That's almost 9 books a day over a five-day period.

Don't know 'bout where you're from, but in these parts we call that "Blessings of Shai Hulud".

Bullshit by any other name...


I didn't pay much attention yesterday, but she's up to 14,444 13,444 reviews now. Looks like she posted 33 more on March 10. THE WOMAN IS AMAZING!


Blogger Ian Sales said...

Have you noticed how she gives every book she "reviews" either four or five stars?

7:01 AM, March 11, 2007 
Blogger SandChigger said...

Yeah, that's one of the (MANY) things people are complaining about (about "Harriet").

The rationalization (almost worthy of the Dune Novels FAQ) is that she never finishes reading or reviews a book that she doesn't like. Any review she writes is therefore of a book she liked enough to finish...ergo...blah blah blah.

Someone wrote in a comment on one of the newest reviews that "Harriet" is most likely just a shill signing her name to the crap put out by a group of non-native "reviewers" in a Honk Kong sweathouse. Something like that would explain a few of the characteristics of her writing/reviews.

That Amazon doesn't do ANYTHING about it is telling, though.

2:00 PM, March 11, 2007 
Blogger Ian Sales said...

She's an institution (as opposed to belonging in one). She speed-reads 2 or 3 books a day. Publishers send her copies so she will review them. At leats that's what it said in some article in Time about her I read. Judging by the quality of her reviews, I can't understand why a publisher would waste a free copy of a book on her.

1:46 AM, March 17, 2007 
Blogger SandChigger said...

I just checked her profile page on Amazon again and she's up to 13,498 now. (She just added 3 new ones on the 17th, so that means 51 reviews between that last update on the 10th or so and the 16th.)

I can't understand why a serious publisher or author would send her a book for review. Someone looking for a meaningless endorsement, well, that's another story, eh?

(I just noticed that I'd mistakenly added a thousand to her total in that last update; it should have been 13,444. Corrected now.)

8:23 AM, March 17, 2007 

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