"It's the most critically acclaimed novel of the fall. And it's astonishingly bad."
"Underlying the hype is the silly notion that if a work introduces plenty of characters and traipses after them for enough years and pages, it is ipso facto ambitious."
"It is not always easy to tell whether Johnson is being serious or merely unfunny, but I sense no irony here."
Okay, now I want to read it even more.