Spy magazine used to have a section called Logrolling, in which they
juxtaposed A's blurb of B's book and B's blurb of A's. Nice word,
logrolling: exchange of assistance or favours (often political).
On 06/06/2009 12:05 AM, Kevin Burton Smith wrote:
> 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?
-- Karin Montin
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