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Reviewers and the Cliche'

Top Twenty Eye-Rollers Used in Book Reviews:

1. Gripping

2. Poignant

3. Compelling

4. Nuanced

5. Lyrical

6. Tour de force

7. Readable

8. Haunting

9. Deceptively simple

10. Rollicking

11. Fully realized

12. At once

13. Timely

14. ” X meets X meets X

15. Page-turner

16. Sweeping

17. That said

18. Riveting

19. Unflinching

20. Powerful


Best comment to the list:

In my house, a page-turner is a book I skimmed.

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