WHY WE DIDN'T ASSIGN YOUR BOOK FOR REVIEW

The NYTBR keeps in-house notes about the books we've skipped. Often these boil down to "Too many good books, not enough review space." But not always.
  1. Cute, meandering, somewhat self-indulgent.
  2. Hopelessly French.
  3. Dull, dull, dull.
  4. Playful but abstruse.
  5. More Holocaust stuff.
  6. Only for obsessives.
  7. Overwhelmingly long and detailed.
  8. A footnote.
  9. What is there left to say?