Today’s Gusher Award for Literary Hype Goes to …
The Los Angeles Times wins this week’s Gusher Award for Achievement in Literary Hype for these lines from a review of Karen Russell’s St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves:
“Uh-oh. Run for your life. This girl is on fire.”
Get a fire extinguisher and put out the flames of hyperbole in this one.
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