novelette

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novelette

1. an extended prose narrative story or short novel
2. a novel that is regarded as being slight, trivial, or sentimental
3. a short piece of lyrical music, esp one for the piano
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Although each became a milestone in his career, Hitchcock despised what he termed "the indigestible novelettish ingredients of her work.
Erickson tells a colourful tale and throughout the book there is a sense of excitement where history and a novelettish tone blend easily together.
But especially in the sluggish second act, it becomes clear that "Ink" has nothing more cogent on its mind than a rather novelettish exotic romanticism; what might work well for Merchant-Ivory seems frustratingly trivial in this author's hands.
Scarlett seeks Ashley's advice and they have an embarrassingly novelettish love-scene (Leslie Howard playing Leslie Howard with well-founded boredom), enacted on what looks like a hastily run-up studio set of stupefying amateurishness.
He fully deserves to have two on the list, for he, pretty nearly single-handed, rescued the spy thriller from the hands of the thick-ear, penny-dreadful, novelettish style of his precursors.