7/10 seems at least one mark too harsh to me. Although, reading the review, the reviewer liked the book, but wanted a longer book. I guess leaving your readers hungry for more of the same is a compliment of sorts.
In this case, the paper beat them by about 14 hours.
I don’t know if this is a coincidence, or if it is a sign that online news sources are forcing old media to become more responsive. Factors in Slashdot’s defence include timezone and the fact that it happened on Superbowl weekend. (Do nerds watch the Superbowl now the ad breaks are not full of dot-coms).