Commonplace Book: Anthony Burgess on book reviewers

Compelling passages, notable quotables, bon mots, disjecta, ephemera, and miscellany.


“… reviewers do not read books with much care … their profession is more given to stupidity and malice and literary ignorance even than the profession of novelist.”

From Rotten Reviews Redux: A Literary Companion (Pushcart Press (1986, 2012)), Edited by Bill Henderson.

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