A Hilarious Video Compilation of Tired Book-Critic Clichés


Yes, this is a video called “Shit Book Reviewers Say.” But we weren’t going to put that in the headline, because we know you’re as sick of that meme as we are and we really need you to watch this excellent compilation of book-critic clichés, starring Washington Post fiction editor Ron Charles, who officially wins our Good Sport of the Week Award. If you’ve ever winced at the overuse of “compelling,” decided that “post-9/11” wore out its welcome a good decade ago, or wanted to see a reviewer covered in a sheet describing something as “haunting,” you will enjoy this gripping, provocative, riveting clip.

[via GalleyCat]