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May 30, 2015



You have just explained why I no longer read book flaps/blurbs/pull quotes from other authors. At best they are completely meaningless and at worst downright misleading. There was a Nordic book I read recently (an Yrsa Sigurdardottir one) that likened it to the work of Stieg Larsson. Quite a few of the Amazon and Good Reads reviews were negative precisely because the book is nothing like the work of Stieg Larsson. I don't blame the readers for feeling miffed (the book IS nothing like Stieg Larsson) but I feel sorry that the author is being criticised and possibly losing other readers based on a stupidly misleading blurb. I suppose publishers assume more readers are gained than lost with such nonsense?

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