Book reviewers, says Book Reviewer John Betjeman (rhymes with ketchman), write in a codeor doubletalkof their own. In the London Daily Herald, he let the readers in on his idea of what the critics' literary lingo really means:
"Everyone should read this book"about economics.
"An important contribution"if I knew more about this subject I would attack the book.
"Sensitively written"written by a woman and boring.
"Unhealthy"not the kind of sex I like.
"Wholly satisfying"the kind of sex I like.
"Significant"I don't understand this book....