unearths some literary gems.
From "Where Have You Gone, Sam Spade?" by Bill Pronzini:
With her was a wiry little man in his mid-forties, with colorless hair and features so bland they would have, I thought, the odd reverse effect of making you remember him.
[If I recall correctly, this is not the first time we've encountered a writer describing someone whose nondescriptness makes them paradoxically memorable.]