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Conversely, it seems clear that best-selling fiction--including much of the recently successful work by African American women novelists--has shown little change in its satisfyingly pedestrian style and narrative preoccupations since the 1850s.
The profound skepticism of our age, the mistrust of all that has been handed to us by our grandfathers and grandmothers as tradition, has led to a curious failure of the imagination, manifested in language that is thoroughly comfortable and satisfyingly unchallenging.
Johnson is satisfyingly old-fashioned in one respect: he does not even mention Derrida or Foucault, and he seems to assume that the critic's job is to heighten appreciation of particular works of art by demonstrating the structural skill of the artist.
However, if you love piling sour cream on a baked potato, you might try the reduced-fat or nonfat alternatives now found in most dairy departments; these "light" sour creams can be satisfyingly close to real sour cream in taste and texture.
The stock gapped satisfyingly up this morning on the good news, and the 10-day and 20-day trendlines were pulled away from a bearish cross that had appeared inevitable.
Readers who look for detective stories that are edgy, packed with character observations and intrigue, and which hold unexpected and increasingly complex probes into gambling schemes, mob ties, and sometimes-dubious expressions of love will find Vanished a satisfyingly absorbing read right up to its surprising conclusion.
With skillful storytelling, it adds up to a satisfyingly chunky, compelling thriller.
A gripping narrative makes for a series of impossible scenarios that is hard to put down and satisfyingly compelling and different.
A journey to the sea involves close encounters with evil and self-discoveries that even Clara couldn't predict, in a satisfyingly winding and engrossing young adult story with a coming-of-age difference.
The tortillas are satisfyingly crunchy even when slathered with cheese and a good few minutes have already passed, and the jalapenos are plentiful (you can ask for less if youre not so hot on spicy food).
Apart from a satisfyingly gory introduction, there's little in the way of chills for the rst 20 minutes as the foundation is laid for an urban legend spine-tingler right up there with Nakata's Ring and Craven's A Nightmare On Elm Street.
It comes as no surprise, then, to Your Mama that the Batemans have put their satisfyingly laidback and fairly humble if not exactly inexpensive home in L.