The NYT called the book a “score-setting jubilee.”
Other reviews, though, were not so adoring:
“A lack of connection to America is what happened”
“Was going to buy this book, but I see Amazon still has toilet paper in stock . . . so, I’ll skip this dirt
cheap, pre-discounted “best seller”.
“I can’t finish this book because my mind automatically voices the words on the page in HER voice. I’m certain she’s the cause of all erectile dysfunction in 2016. Avoid this book.”
” I wish zero stars was an option.”
“I would rather have my eyes pecked out by crows than read one word of this book.”
“Never heard of the author – but the name makes me really uncomfortable. I read the first couple of chapters, its full of microaggressions and gender assumptions.”
“Well I started reading the book, then somehow I accidentally deleted all 512 pages.”
“SPOILER ALERT: She lost.”
She could have just written a one sentence book which said, “I blame everyone but myself.” While I typically enjoy fiction, her book is so boring I couldn’t even force myself to finish it.
Amazon has been monitoring and deleting reviews after Hillary Clinton’s new book was greeted with a torrent of criticism on the day it was released.
What Happened, which covers the former Secretary of State’s unsuccessful election campaign against Donald Trump, was published on Tuesday. Clinton and her publisher Simon & Schuster claimed the book would offer a candid account of her failure and her own reflection on it.
Reviews of What Happened have been mixed, with some suggesting it Clinton uses it as an opportunity to blame others – such as Bernie Sanders and Vladimir Putin – for her failure, rather than herself. In The New York Times, which supported Clinton’s campaign, Jennifer Senior writes that the book is “a score-settling jubilee”.
The readers on Amazon, meanwhile, are even more divided – but not all of them have read the book. The online retail giant has a “verified purchase” option to signpost whether reviewers have bought a product, and none of the 42 reviewers leaving comments on Tuesday had done so….
Amazon is rarely moved to delete reviews so publicly, although in November negative comments under a book by anti-Trump broadcaster Megyn Kelly appeared to be removed by the retailer….