Fits better with Mad magazine, but here goes:
"There are a lot of books out there and this is one of them."
"I never realized how much I knew until I read this book."
"This is an author with some spine."
"Just when you think you've heard it all, here's a book to confirm that."
"The errors are minor, the interpretations unsteady, but the storytelling is magnificent."
"Never have I awaited the end of a story with more anticipation."
(Inspired by Peter Cook introducing the Stranglers on national TV.)