Regular readers of this blog will recall that I've often made the joke that when the words "lyrical, poetic" are used in a review of a film those are code words for "has no plot."
Imagine my surprise when I read a review of DESCENT by Tim Johnston in today's AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Reviewer Patrick Anderson of THE WASHINGTON POST says "It's literary because Johnston's prose is lyrical, even poetic, to a degree rarely found in fiction, literary or otherwise."
I think I'm entitled to a royalty check. Oh, and guess what book I won't be reading.