Hatchet Job Dept.

Roger Ebert proved to us that you can take great pleasure in going to town on a bad movie, but I worry about people who make a habit of seeking out awfulness for its own sake. That said, this book has been getting some of the most savage reviews imaginable, thanks to a Digg link.

Still — there's a part of me that feels intensely glum that a book like this can get attention (courtesy of Digg, for instance) while there are a zillion other genuinely good books with no readership that will never get a fraction of the attention. Shoot fish in a barrel for too long, and eventually you end up with nothing but an empty barrel with a hole in it ... and a pile of rotting fish peppered with buckshot.

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