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Who is a well known book critic?

I need a big name critic that if I mention to my English teacher he will know exactly who I'm talking about. Also if you could tell me what types of books they normally review that would be awesome

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    this is a list of winners from The National Book Critics Circle Award's going way back -


    2010 Jennifer Egan A Visit from the Goon Squad

    2009 Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall

    2008 Roberto Bolaño 2666

    2007 Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    2006 Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss

    2005 E.L. Doctorow The March

    2004 Marilynne Robinson Gilead

    2003 Edward P. Jones The Known World

    2002 Ian McEwan Atonement

    2001 W.G. Sebald Austerlitz

    2000 Jim Crace Being Dead

    1999 Jonathan Lethem Motherless Brooklyn

    1998 Alice Munro The Love of a Good Woman

    1997 Penelope Fitzgerald The Blue Flower

    1996 Gina Berriault Women in Their Beds

    1995 Stanley Elkin Mrs. Ted Bliss

    1994 Carol Shields The Stone Diaries

    1993 Ernest J. Gaines A Lesson Before Dying

    1992 Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses

    1991 Jane Smiley A Thousand Acres

    1990 John Updike Rabbit at Rest

    1989 E.L. Doctorow Billy Bathgate

    1988 Bharati Mukherjee The Middleman and Other Stories

    1987 Philip Roth The Counterlife

    1986 Reynolds Price Kate Vaiden

    1985 Anne Tyler The Accidental Tourist

    1984 Louise Erdrich Love Medicine

    1983 William Kennedy Ironweed

    1982 Stanley Elkin George Mills

    1981 John Updike Rabbit Is Rich

    1980 Shirley Hazzard The Transit of Venus

    1979 Thomas Flanagan The Year of the French

    1978 John Cheever The Stories of John Cheever

    1977 Toni Morrison Song of Solomon

    1976 John Gardner October Light

    1975 E.L. Doctorow Ragtime

    Source(s): wiki
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Me– Oh! Someone your teacher would know? Sorry, I'm only a well known critic among young aspiring authors(go figure).


    Believe it or not, Stephen King is a harsh book critic(as you may have already heard when his remarks about the teen fiction "Twilight" were made public). He has a comment for almost every bestseller that hits the list. If your teacher hasn't heard of Stephen King than I am in awe!

    Critics aren't normally confined to one genre of book. Whatever they happen to read will be a source of their opinion, as seen with S.K. commenting on a teen fiction novel when he is a renown horror author. You would think his library would be strictly gore!


    Hoped this helped!

    ~~ ††MeryKheper††

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  • botts
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    RE: Is there a internet internet web site like Rotten Tomatoes for Books? What i'm searching for is a web web site with comments for books from truly, respected critics. some aspect that's might want to be similar to Rotten Tomatoes. I already understand of websites which have regularly occurring consumers evaluate the books, so telling me about any of those does not somewhat help.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Michiko Kakutani (New York Times)

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  • 9 years ago

    Harold Bloom; the classics

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