Dale Peck is infamous for his take-no-prisoners reviews of other writers' work, memorialized in his 2004 book Hatchet Jobs. He's definitely getting a taste of his own medicine in this Ron Powers New York Times review of his new novel The Garden of Lost and Found:
"Early in his 11th book, the novel The Garden of Lost and Found, Peck’s orphan-narrator, James Ramsay, opens a copy of The Complete Poems of Gwendolyn Brooks, only to watch as the words in it spill off the page and onto the floor. No such luck here. In fact, as I clawed my way over many days from leaf to typography-fast leaf, I thought I could sense a malign counterforce at work: the book in my hands was actually growing new pages, and I would never, ever, ever reach the end of it."
So...he didn't like it?