March 31, 2015

Book Review Humor

A textbook example of faint praise from The Economist:
“The Fishermen” may be the most interesting debut novel to emerge from Nigeria this year.
"Debut novel.” “Nigeria.” “This year” (still only three months in). “May be.”

That's some highlarious hedging of bets!

I'm not a student of debut novels from Nigeria from this year so I cannot weigh in. I refuse to weigh in despite the blogger's responsibility to express an opinion on each and every extant subject.

Nevertheless, I've often thought I could write the best debut novel by anyone who lives on my street, runs four miles per week and enjoys craft beer.

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