He put an exploratory hand on her thigh, but she removed it and turned to face him. I want to know what you think of the book, she said.
Ah, he replied, conscious that he might be entering dangerous territory, it's well-written. But I found it a bit dull in places.
C'est bien écrit mais il y a des longueurs. Ou bien, il y a des longueurs, mais c'est bien écrit.
I'm sorry? he said.
Something from Simone de Beauvoir. It doesn't matter.The rest of this review is in my book If Research Were Romance and Other Implausible Conjectures