06/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Yann Martel Responds To Negative Reviews: 'I Don't Live Or Die By It'

The review spread across Twitter like wildfire. On April 12 at 5:57 p.m. the noted literary blogger Edward Champion posted a link to his evisceration of Yann Martel's new novel, Beatrice and Virgil. Under the headline "Why Yann Martel's Beatrice and Virgil is the Worst Book of the Decade," Mr. Champion exhausted some 2,400 words surgically picking the novel apart.

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