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A metaphor in need of an editor

From today’s New York Times, a book review written by Dwight Garner of “Prodigals” by Greg Jackson:

There’s also the crunch of writers like Ian McEwan and Martin Amis in Mr. Jackson’s prose. Best of all there’s that sense — only the excellent ones give it to you — that whatever topic the author turns his mental LED lights toward will be powerfully illuminated.

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