Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tell me why, tell me why, why you have to lie

(via bookslut) I generally discount author blurbs for books, especially in comparison to those of professsional reviews. Here you can see an eggregious example of the untrustworthiness of blurbs.


lisa_emily said...


Does he get paid to write these? I suppose if I got paid enough, I would write blurbs for books, but I would never say words like, genius, etc.

Tripp said...

Well if you write enough reviews on Amazon, like the impossibly prolific Harriet Klausner, you may well get asked to blurb.

I'm not sure if it is a pay deal. It may be that authors, as part of their book contract, are on the hook for a given number of blurbs per year. And they would have to be bombastic too.