Re: RARA-AVIS: blurbs that kill

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Thu, 14 Jan 1999 23:14:57 -0500 Stephen Holden:

<<I have a paperback of Len Deighton's second novel, 'Horse Under
Water', which has the following blurb from 'Time':

'Next, big soft girls will read Deighton aloud in jazz workshops.'>>

Amazing. I find this one so incomprehensible that I can't tell if it's
praise or a putdown. It seems to have been plucked clean from its


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