He's using exaggeration and hyperbole to be entertaining - lots of writers do that.
Behind every food scare, there is a barrage of claims and counter-claims, hyperbole and damage limitation.
According to the narrator, fierce would be hyperbole for even the bravest of hobbits.
Similarly, claims about the potential of the Internet are usually overstated and often hyperbole .
We see this in the recurrence of his favourite rhetorical figures of paradox and hyperbole .
Having said that let us not get carried away in hyperbole and rhetoric.
Such hyperbole deadens the sensitivity to moral distinctions in public discourse.
It is impossible to create a responsible ethical and policy debate in a climate of hyperbole .
The instances are inconspicuous, but do make for a slight forcing of the effect towards hyperbole .
In a literary world filled with emotionalism and hyperbole , there are a few guiding stars.