Rumors and stories have been circulating over the past couple of years about the “top book reviewers” at Amazon.com. I’ve read everything from Amazon secretly pays the top reviewers to theorizing the reviewers don’t actually read any of the books (their number one reviewer has reviewed 45 books a week over the past couple of years…. hmmmmm).
But Slate.com has posted the first account (that I have seen) written by a new author. Hallberg noticed that his unknown book first review was by Amazon’s #7 reviewer, 66-year-old Grady Harp. Though nothing revolutionary is reveales it’s still a pretty interesting read.