The best review is a bad review. Example A – Scott McLemee's review of Cornel West's Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir.
Legend has it that the blues guitarist Robert Johnson acquired his
haunting style by selling his soul to the devil at a crossroads. West,
as a “bluesman of the life of the mind,” has clearly also been to the
crossroads. The devil gave him a team of publicists. I don't think this
was a good bargain on West's part. It left him unable to recognize that
self-respect is often the enemy of self-esteem.