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June 27, 2008

Avoiding This Cliché ‘Should Be Required for All Americans’

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And This Week’s Gusher Awards for Achievement in Hyperbole in Book Reviewing Go to …

“Sheeler’s book is a devastating account of the sacrifices military families make and should be required reading for all Americans.”
From a review of Jim Sheeler’s Final Salute in Publishers Weekly, March 31, 2008 www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6545566.html

The Long Road Home “should be required reading for all Americans so that we will all understand the consequences of our votes, no matter what they’re for or against.”
From a review of Martha Raddatz’s The Long Road Home in Publishers Weekly, March 26, 2007 www.publishersweekly.com/blog/670000267/post/490007849.html

“It should be required reading for every American; yes, it is that good.”
From a review of Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower in The Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 5, 2006 www.csmonitor.com/2006/0905/p14s03-bogn.html

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3 Comments »

  1. [...] Avoiding This Cliché ‘Should Be Required for All Americans’ « One-Minute Book Reviews “And This Week’s Gusher Awards for Achievement in Hyperbole in Book Reviewing Go to …” [...]

    Pingback by links for 2008-06-27 « Charlottesville Words — June 27, 2008 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

  2. If a book is going to be required reading, why limit it to Americans? For all creatures great and small might be a better suggestion.

    Malcolm

    Comment by knightofswords — June 27, 2008 @ 3:23 pm | Reply

  3. The hyperbole is going that direction, Malcolm. You may be seen as a prophet if I someday give an award for that exact phrase.

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — June 27, 2008 @ 3:44 pm | Reply


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