aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

What the words in a review really mean

The blog One Minute Book Reviews asked what publishers and critics really mean when they throw around words like “lyrical,” “provocative” or “ripped from the headlines”

Here are some examples she got on Twitter:
- “unflinching”: “has a lot of bad words”

- “visionary”: “can’t be proved wrong yet

- “voice of a generation”: “instantly dated”

Read more here. I’m afraid to check my own reviews to see how many of these I’m guilty of myself.

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