That sounds a bit like an ad for a good sports bra, but I have to think there is a way to lift a book and writer without painfully outdated characterisations.
I much prefer the “if you liked this, you’ll love this” approach to talking about books. Every time this has happened to a book I’ve written, I am honoured and humbled by the comparisons.
I am going to continue to read books of every kind, by every author, wherever I damn-well please. Sand not included.