Re: RARA-AVIS: Blurbs that kill

Fred Willard (
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 23:16:52 -0500 At 10:10 PM 1/13/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I don't recall any of those unintentionally sabotaging blurbs from real
>life, but I've talked about something similar with friends. How do you
>blurb a friend's book if you don't like it? Here were some suggestions:
>"Better than his last one!" "Writing at the top of his form!" "He's done
>it again!" And so on. You get the idea.
>Bill Crider

I have a friend whose book I blurbed who is a male writing with a female
pen name.

I declared him the new "Queen of Atlanta Crime Fiction."

It was an inside joke, but I honestly did like the book. He's a good writer.


Down on Ponce a novel by Fred Willard
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