"tactful" = 'tactical'?

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Sun Apr 28 15:21:06 UTC 2013

Google News gives (verbatim?) an item from _GQ_, "10 Books from the 21st Century Every Man Should Read."  Cormac McCathry's novel _The Road_ is praised "for the sheer tactful feat of turning a post-apocalyptic skin-crawler into . . . a critical stick of dynamite . . . ."

A personal side note:  I found that novel so utterly distressing that I cannnot reread it or see the movie based on it!  Must be a father thing . . . .


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