Few of us would have recognized her on the street, but thousands of readers recognize the name of Harriet Klausner, who was one of Amazon’s first and most prolific reviewers -- at last count she had published over 31,000 reviews. It is with sadness that we share that Klausner died on October 15th at age 63.
What did she like to read? Pretty much whatever she wanted – with a decided interest, it seems, in romance, thrillers and a little science fiction. In 2006, the year that Time magazine listed her as a person of the year, it was said that the mostly housebound former librarian read four to six books a day. Reviewing Canyons just last month, she called the small press novel by Samuel Western a “profound relationship thriller.”
Mary Higgins Clark’s The Melody Lingers On was “captivating suspense.”
Klausner was the best kind of reader: passionate, opinionated, and always game. She will be missed.