Some obligatory phrases from book blurbs, curiously absent from most tomes on Daoist ethnography:
- cuts a picaresque swathe
- madcap adventures
- with hilarious consequences!!!
- embarking upon a voyage of discovery
- emotional rollercoaster
- searing exposé
- vast, sprawling epic.
Happily, such clichés have been Laid Bare (oops, there’s another one) in several articles, such as this. And Molvania is jam-packed (packed like jam) with ’em. Not forgetting the ultimate homage to the language of the travelogue, Away from it all.
For further dubious marketing, click here; and for a series on cliché, start here. See also my blurb for Ogonek and Til.
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