The New York Times has a review Carl Hiaasen’s golf book, “The Downhill Lie” in the paper today.
It’s the second review of his book in the Times in two weeks.
He’s probably wishing that they’d stopped with the first.
Carl Hiaasen is a great journalist and a great writer but odds were some point he was going to roll snake eyes or least bogey with one of his books.
Don’t worry about Carl. He can do no wrong here in Miami and the book is #9 on the NYT bestseller list. He’ll be be just fine.
But he’ll probably wince when he reads these lines in Janet Maslin’s review today:
However, for the same amount of money Janet Maslin got for writing that review I could have given the Times a much briefer and snappier review of the book. It probably would have gone something like this:
“The only thing more boring than playing or watching golf is reading about it. Period!”