Watch and learn

Now, I occasionally make the odd acerbic comment about this or that, but there are times when I have to sit back and watch the work of a master. I was reading the latest issue of Fortean Times[1] a little earlier and found a book review which contained these comments:

This is a harmless premise and baby alligators are harmless pets, but they grow. In fact, on finishing Modern Enchantments, my first impulse was to apply the traditional method for dealing with unwanted baby alligators…

Robert Schneck, reviewing “Modern Enchantments” by Simon During

The book in question doesn’t sound all that appealing…

[1] Recommended for anyone even vaguely interested in general weirdness