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Meta-crit on Monday

By Tom Chatfield  

One of the mild consolations of my Monday mornings is popping online to see who’s been trashing whom in the books section of the weekend papers (I never have the time to read these over the weekend itself due to the rigorous demands of sleep, food &etc). Today, for instance, I note that Julian Barnes’s memoir has received its comeuppance at the hands of John Carey, that Glyn Maxwell has suffered in the Sindie, and that James Wood has been well and truly skewered by Peter Kemp in a delightfully withering review for the Sunday Times, which begins by recalling…

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