I have just plucked Kerstin Ekman’s Blackwater from my TBR shelves. Among the nonsense peppering the cover of this book are these six words which are ascribed to the US magazine Entertainment Weekly
“Striking…Graham Greene meets Dean Koontz.”
I’m struggling to imagine an audience segment that would be drawn in by that particular combination of authors. So am I allowed to assume that the original statement was meant to be quirky and clever and no one actually cared that it is completely meaningless? I mean if I said that a book was a cross between banana cream pie and tennis shoes it would make as much sense.
I have been known to rant for hours about the increasing absurdity of book blurbs and pull quotes so count yourselves lucky I’m not in major rant mode this lazy Easter Sunday afternoon
Do you have a least favourite book blurb or pull quote? Or do you sensibly ignore them all?