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Bibliolingo April 8, 2008

Posted by Brian L. Belen in Books, Reviews.

A recent piece by one Bob Harris on Papercuts, the New York Times’ blog about books, examines the curious lingo surrounding book reviews.

The article surveys the “seven deadly words of book reviewing” — those words that, for some reason or another, “crop up in book reviews with wearying regularity”. As one who dabbles in modest reviews myself, I found the list thoroughly educational, if only to be reminded that the desire to write something thoughtful can sometimes result in stringing together words that are otherwise obtuse.

[Read: The Seven Deadly Words of Book Reviewing (Bob Harris via Papercuts)]



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