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  • In comparison, the guerilla campaign waged by the Brown clan in Kansas and the attack on Harpers Ferry seem almost tacked-on, the inherent dramatic action of both de-emphasized and deflected, as if the last 200 pages had to be appended in order to certifyCloudsplitter as a proper "historical" novel.

    Historical Fiction

  • It's all merely stultifying until a tacked-on and manipulative subplot regarding the 9/11 terror attacks makes "Luminarium" both long-winded and tasteless—not exactly the combination you want from a would-be visionary novelist.

    Of Bouquets, Suburbs and 'Urth'

  • Her hijinx on campus feels like a tacked-on excuse to keep a young, pretty blond girl on the show.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • In comparison, the guerilla campaign waged by the Brown clan in Kansas and the attack on Harpers Ferry seem almost tacked-on, the inherent dramatic action of both de-emphasized and deflected, as if the last 200 pages had to be appended in order to certifyCloudsplitter as a proper "historical" novel.

    August 2009

  • Darwinian evolution entails neither a 'grim vision', nor, as Darwin himself suggested, a type of grandeur; these are extra-theoretical valuations that are tacked-on, depending upon the subjective personality of the individual.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Her hijinx on campus feels like a tacked-on excuse to keep a young, pretty blond girl on the show.

    The Mondays: There Goes My "Heroes"

  • Huffington Post UK: the British stuff seems tacked-on and perfunctory

    Huffington's first Post in Britain fails to rally the troops

  • But when so much of the site is written by Americans for Americans, the British stuff seems tacked-on and perfunctory.

    Huffington's first Post in Britain fails to rally the troops

  • But it kept stooping to horror-film clichés, including a dumb, tacked-on final scene to remind you it really was a scary movie.

    "Other hands than it should pass through..."

  • There was a corrugated metal roof above a clapboard exterior with an unfinished stonework path out front and a tacked-on deck jutting from one side.

    Excerpt: Point Omega by Don DeLillo

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