Cusk took 160 pages to detail the end of her marriage, and how her life fell apart "like a jigsaw dismantled into a heap of broken-edged pieces". Long, in a review for the Sunday Times, takes just over 1,000 words to pull Cusk's memoir to bits, writing the novelist off as "a brittle little dominatrix and peerless narcissist who exploits her husband and her marriage with relish", and who "describes her grief in expert, whinnying detail".
The winner of the Hatchet Job of the Year award is Camilla Long for her review of Rachel Cusk's memoir.
On the other hand, if I were Rachel Cusk I wouldn't be too worried. It's great publicity, after all.