What Book Blurbs Are Really Saying

From a Twitter post by Kathy Lette about what book blurbs are really saying:

Enchanting
There’s a dog in it

Heart-warming
A dog and a child

Thoughtful
Mind-numbingly tedious

Haunting
Set in the past

Exotic
Set abroad

Epic
Editor cowed by author’s reputation

From the pen of a master
Same old same old

In the tradition of

Shamelessly derivative

Spare and taut
Under researched

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