A couple of recent web visitors reminded me to look into Amazon's most prolific reviewer, Harriet Klausner. I started wondering - what's up with Harriet lately?
There's only one place to find out: our good friends at the Harriet Klausner Appreciation Society. These guys have been posting more than me so far this year! According to their countdown, Harriet shows no signs of slowing and has just passed the 27,000 review mark. If book reviews were mileage, Harriet's insurance premium would, without a doubt, skyrocket.
Just one of Harriet's new nicknames is "The Perpetual Perpetrator of Poor Punctuation." I do like that. I also like "Cozy Queen of Crap." Go Buck Go! Hilarious. Harriet has been averaging anywhere from 6.9 to a blistering 8.04 reviews a day so far this year. According to Buck, this year's total of 900 book reviews represents 2 pages of reading a minute for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, of course not counting the reviews, which are clearly written by alternate-universe Harriets. What Buck and the rest of the Society may have overlooked is the parallel universe or timeline explanation for Harriet's amazingly prolific reading and reviewing habit.
Now, the thing is: she gets free books. Loads and loads of them. But oh, what will Harriet do when the books slow to a trickle? In Harriet's own words - she is a speed reader who reads 2 books a day - but reviews anywhere between 6 and 9 a day (and sometimes - 72!). She's 1,055 in Amazon reviewers right now, but #1 in the Hall of Fame - whatever that is.
I actually have nothing against Harriet. She beats the white supremacists and other assorted trolls who've abused Amazon for years.