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Today on KCRW’s Bookworm, host Michael Silverblatt interviews Ian McEwan. Fawning Alert Color Index: Amber. Adjectives Silverblatt is Likely To Use in Describing McEwan’s work: “penetrating” (93% likely), “courageous” (82%), “haunting” (53%), “compelling” (41%). In the coming weeks we’ll be figuring out a system whereby you’ll be able to place Paypal bets on Silverblatt’s use of any particular obsequious adjective or phrase on a given show.