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Faint Praise (Jane Lawless Mysteries)

by Ellen Hart

  • 4 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Ballantine Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crime & mystery,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Mystery/ Detective,
  • Mystery/Suspense,
  • Lesbian,
  • Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths,
  • Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General,
  • Mystery & Detective - General,
  • Mystery fiction

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesJane Lawless (6)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMass Market Paperback
    Number of Pages321
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9655191M
    ISBN 100345404939
    ISBN 109780345404930

    Sep 29,  · (idiomatic) To provide praise that is minimal or inconsequential, implying that such praise is the best that could be said. , Alexander Pope, Epistle to Doctor Arbuthnot: Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach the rest to sneer. , Donn Piatt, Memories of the Men who Saved the Union, page The patronizing. “The author was dismayed when book critics seemed to damn her with faint praise, calling her writing “a fair effort by a new author.” “Mary told her sister her outfit looked very comfortable, thus damning it with faint praise.” “Your apartment is very neat and functional,” said Don’s date, thus damning his .

    “Everything you need to know about book reviewing can be found in Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America. It is a thoughtful and entertaining examination of the culture of book reviewing.”—Tony Miksanek, Letters, “The Book Room,” Chicago Sun-Times. “ Pool’s book is timely. FAINT PRAISE: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America. Gail Pool University of Missouri Press ($) by Marcus A. Banks. Gail Pool cares about book reviews. She wants them to be critical and incisive, not tentative and formulaic, and she believes they can make a difference in reader’s lives, or at least provide meaningful guidance about.

    Woe betide the poor reviewer who must review a book on book reviewing, especially one that lashes out mercilessly at practitioners in the field. Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in. Get this from a library! Faint praise. [Ellen Hart] -- The popular Minneapolis restaurateur and sometime-sleuth Jane Lawless and her theatrical sidekick Cordelia Thorn search out the truth behind the death of a local television personality and its.


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Apr 25,  · Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America [Gail Pool] on cinemavog-legrauduroi.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For more than two hundred years, book reviewers have influenced American readers, setting our literary agenda by helping us determine not only what we read but also what we think about what we read.

And for nearly as longCited by: 9. Damning with faint praise is an English idiom, expressing oxymoronically that half-hearted or insincere praise may act as oblique criticism or condemnation. History of the term. The concept can be found in the Handy-book of Literary Curiosities.

Philadelphia: Lippincott. Faint Praise book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. For more than two hundred years, book reviewers have influenced America /5(9).

Sep 29,  · Faint Praise book. Read 10 reviews from the world. Faint Praise book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

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B&N Faint Praise book Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help. Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down /5(3).

Examples of faint praise in a sentence, how to use it. 19 examples: It is faint praise to say that his book is by far the best on the subject it Cambridge Dictionary Plus My profile.

Faint Praise can certainly be recommended to anyone interested in book reviews (especially given the absence of other titles covering the subject-matter), and it does what it sets out to do -- describe 'The Plight of Book Reviewing in America' and offer some suggestions as to what can be done to improve the situation -- very well.

Sep 08,  · I bought my first Praise Book in and absolutely loved it. Since then I have ordered one every year and this year when they went on sale I bought 2.

I labeled the first book Volume 1 - and have likewise Volume 2 -and Volume 3 - I will have 5 volumes of yearly journaling and praises by the end of /5(28). Jan 25,  · Faint Praise, published inremains the only book to provide an in-depth analysis of traditional book reviewing in America.

Exploring issues from publicity to bias, contrasting traditional reviewing with new alternatives, and weighing the inherent difficulties of reviewing against unacceptable practices, the book helps readers and authors to understand the field, and reviewers to improve it.

This is the first book to analyze the field in depth, weighing the inherent difficulties of reviewing against the unacceptable practices that undermine the very reasons we read—and need—reviews.

Faint Praise is a book not just for those who create and review books but also for everyone who loves books.

By demystifying this hidden process Cited by: 9. Definition of damn with faint praise in the Idioms Dictionary. damn with faint praise phrase. What does damn with faint praise expression mean.

Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary. "For an amateur production, the color came out very well perhaps by scrapping the soundtrack and running it with subtitles or dubbing it in Esperanto, it could be promoted as a foreign art film of some sort or other." To damn something with faint praise is to point out that something is mediocre.

This is the first book to analyze the field in depth, weighing the inherent difficulties of reviewing against the unacceptable practices that undermine the very reasons we read—and need—reviews. Faint Praise is a book not just for those who create and review books but also for everyone who loves books.

By demystifying this hidden process. Do you think Faint Praise needs a follow-up book. Why or why not. I believe there are plenty out there Any additional comments. I felt at times that the plot got lost amongst the authors love for her characters. Perhaps a bit less me, me, me and a bit more concentrating on the story would make it a better whodunit.

Jan 23,  · Pool’s book is best described as a hard-edged account of the ills of the industry; filled with poignant life experiences from her years of reviewing and filled with studious historical research, Faint Praise mixes the personal and professional in order to inform the reader that reviewing is not merely a serious profession—that it is not.

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Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America [Gail Pool]. For more than two hundred years, book reviewers have influenced American readers, setting our literary agenda by helping us determine not only what we read but also what we think abouAuthor: Gail Pool.

This is the first book to analyze the field in depth, weighing the inherent difficulties of reviewing against the unacceptable practices that undermine the very reasons we read—and need—reviews.

Faint Praise is a book not just for those who create and review books but also for everyone who loves books. It is faint praise to say that his book is by far the best on the subject it treats. damn sb with faint praise idiom; See all idiom meanings. Word of the Day. self-reflection.

the activity of thinking about your own feelings and behaviour, and the reasons that may lie behind them.Damn with faint praise definition: If someone damns something with faint praise, they say something about it which sounds | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. Log In Dictionary.

Thesaurus. Translator. Grammar. English. Dictionary Grammar Blog School Scrabble Thesaurus Translator Quiz More Resources More from Collins.FAINT PRAISE.

The Plight of Book Reviewing in America. by Gail Pool. BUY NOW FROM Addressing the more complex issue of what can be done to improve reviewing, she suggests we find more sensible book-selection policies, improved means of rewarding reviewers and better ways to train editors, whose quality, she believes, is cardinal.

A code of Author: Gail Pool.