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cmhbob
10-25-2015, 02:59 AM
Vice.com is reporting that MS Klausner passed away October 15th.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/woman-who-reviewed-31000-books-on-amazon-dies

No reports on how her obituary was reviewed.

Cathy C
10-25-2015, 03:12 AM
OMG! :cry: Harriet was very kind to me when I was first starting writing and really did read my books (despite what has been posted in a bunch of places, she really DID read books...just fast).

I'm sad now... :e2cry:

Filigree
10-25-2015, 04:09 AM
I know an author who dealt with her back in the early 2000s, and had good things to say about Klausner. The ARCs-for-Sale fiasco and vague gushing reviews seemed to come later. Maybe it was all getting ahead of her, but she couldn't stop because her self-identity was tied into it.

rugcat
10-25-2015, 04:12 AM
Getting "Klausnerized" was a rite of passage for many beginning authors. She was an institution, and will be missed.