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THIS IS A FINE READ: A tipster informed us earlier this week that he’d seen an advance copy of this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review riff on David Denby’s dumb book of lies. He referred to it as a “trashing.” Well the review is online now, and yes, it is very much a trashing: “And that, sir, is snark, society’s arch­enemy — making light fun of vulgar criminal robber barons who steal more in a month than Capone stole in a decade.” Thank god they gave it to Walter Kirn, who’s basically the best contributing critic for the Book Review and reads much like Anthony Lane, the good film critic for the New Yorker. [NYT]

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