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When your book gets a bad review, make lemonade [video]

July 20, 2011 |  8:39 am

Lara Zielin writes books for young adults. Her latest novel, "The Implosion of Aggie Winchester," got a fairly harsh review in Kirkus. On the one hand, this shouldn't hurt too much -- Kirkus is somewhat legendary for handing out tough reviews.

On the other hand, it is her book.

So in a very creative version of turning lemons into lemonade, a friend of Zielin's took that negative  review and made it into a black metal song, and then a video of the black metal song. Above, the Black Metal Book Review video of the review Zielin got from Kirkus for "The Implosion of Aggie Winchester."


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