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The Cliché (and other short stories for the American attention span) by Gary Huerta

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Published by BookSurge Publishing .
Written in English


  • Gary Huerta,
  • Short Stories (single author),
  • Fiction

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages496
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11815060M
ISBN 101419660810
ISBN 109781419660818

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The Cliché Finder is another excellent source of clichés. Tracy Crump’s List of Clichés As dumb as a box of rocks As dumb as a doornail As easy as pie As excited as a kid at Christmas As far as the east is from the west (Psalm ) As fast as greased lightning. Cliché: Mean Girls. Book: Luckiest Girl Alive, by Jessica Knoll. The “mean girl” trope has been a staple for a long time, even after it was punctured in the titular Lindsay Lohan film. It’s become a bit of lazy shorthand: rich, plastic pretty girls are horrible and cruel. Few books explore what makes Mean Girls so mean in the first place Author: Jeff Somers.   A cliche is a phrase that is overused or stereotypical. Sometimes a trope that has been overdone, is severely dated, or was trash to begin with is referred to as a cliche or a “cliched trope.” While “trope” is not something to be immediately associated with negative connotations, “cliche” is something to avoid or “fix”.   A cliche and possible archetype I didn't like came from films too: the black character in a horror film didn't last too long. I don't know if that's changed. It happens outside of horror genres, but that's one that bugged me for years.

Betty Kirkpatrick has complied and exhaustive dictionary--a must for writers, crossword puzzle buffs, and anyone who is intrigued by entries from ClichesLet the cat out of the bag is an idiom cliche meaning to reveal a secret. In origin it refers allegedly to a fairground tick by which traders sold unwary buyers a cat in a bag, assuring them it was a pig.1/5(1). Books shelved as cliche: The Selection by Kiera Cass, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Fallen by Lauren Kate.   Stay away from these four cliché endings: 1. The happily ever after. What it is: All of the characters in your book live happily ever, with no hardships to bear. The hero defeats his foes and all of the plot twists are nicely tied up – perhaps a little unrealistically. Read story The Book of Cliches by MCGreekFreak w reads. bookofcliches, nonfiction, list. Welcome to The Book of Cliches! Where all your worst cliche.

  It's hard to pinpoint the exact book that started the YA series craze that's literally taken over the world (or at least our world), but whether it was Harry Potter or Twilight, all YA stans are. At least according to this new YA book. Brenna Ehrlich 07/21/ High school is full of myriad cliches -- which is why it's such fertile ground for comedies (mostly of the romantic variety). The Clichés. 3, likes 5 talking about this. Fueled by beer and the love of Oi!, punkrock and old rock n´ roll.   This is a thorough list and I love it—but not for the reasons of others. A good cliché now and then communicates efficiently and gives readers the sense that you're one of the boys. (Sorry.) So a smidgen now and then is de rigour in my book. (Sorry.) Warmly, Dr. Evan Mitchell Stark PhD (Not Dr. Evan Stark PhD).