On Jun 3, 2009, at 5:22 PM, email@example.com wrote:
> Regretting a blurb is like regretting that cigarette you gave to a
> guy in the street. In other words, it's cheap.
Must be why I distrust blurbs -- they're cheap. Don't inhale.
I put more value in words, I guess.
When I see a blurb, I always hope it's from a legit review or other
source. But too often, it's just a premixed, premeasured endorsement
from one brown noser to another; a circle jerk of thumbs-up. A recent
book I've read featured some pretty nice blurbs from some writers I
respect -- or at least I used to. The book was horrible.
A blurbs B, B blurbs A, and neither seems to have read the other's
book. So why trust the opinion of either A or B?
Kevin Burton Smith
Thrilling Detective Web Site
Spring 2009 Issue Now Online
"Love Rears Its Ugly Head"
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