January 24, 2009

The blurb as an art form

Voxstefani has a semi-serious post about blurbs.  I am afraid that I have never taken blurbs very seriously; seeing my own words quoted on book blurbs has made me realize how distorted these are, and how much the person being quoted on the blurb benefits from the added publicity.

But having recently posted about wonderful book Eunoia, let me praise its blurbs – I am particularly fond of science fiction author and Temple University professor Samuel R. Delany’s blurb:

Eunoia is a novel that will drive everybody sane.

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