Words for Reviewing Books

Think you’ve read that book review before? It’s probably a bad case of reviewers lexicon.

In Seven Deadly Words of Book Reviewing, Bob Harris adds ‘poignant’, ‘compelling’, ‘intriguing’, ‘eschew’, ‘craft’, ‘muse’ and ‘lyrical’ to the ageing—but still achingly poignant—list of words that reviewers and publishers love too much (where ‘achingly beautiful’, ‘darkly comic’, ‘deceptively simple’, ‘penetrating insights’, and ‘that rare thing’ make an appearance, among others).

via Intelligent Life