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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

What's A Poor Blurb Writer To Do?

Words and phrases chosen at random from the terrifying Ms Kakutani's review of John Updike's Terrorist:

shopworn

cliché

a static, one-dimensional stereotype

cartoonish

lousy

unbelievable coincidence

maladroit

4 Comments:

  • Awesome! I like the way you've presented the 'essence' of the review.

    By Anonymous Sumita, at 1:13 AM  

  • lol. you have GOT to try this with some of our dumb reviewers. the uma mahadevan clown at the snday express perhaps? you'd be surprised at just HOW much crap she can cram into one third of a review, while two-thirds of it quotes LARGE passages from the books :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:46 PM  

  • Now, now. Behave. That was quite uncalled for.

    By Blogger PrufrockTwo, at 6:10 PM  

  • Sorry dude. Didn't mean to get personal. But it's true. And there's this hypocrisy among bloggers in india that prevents anyone from pointing fingers even when it's so obvious. Would you in all honestly be able to call her capable of a book review?????

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:09 PM  

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