Thursday, March 27, 2008

Seven deadly words of book reviewing

On the New York Times book blog, Bob Harris takes aim at the most overworked words in book reviews.
It’s possible to (mis)use all seven words in a one-sentence book report: “Mario Puzo’s intriguing novel eschews the lyrical as the author instead crafts a poignant tale of family life and muses on the compelling doings of the Mob.”

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