[DWJ] author flirting

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Wed Jan 28 16:11:58 EST 2009

lizzie wrote:

>I came to the realization that blurbs were silly when I was fifteen
>and finishing up my mother's decade-long backlog of Nora Roberts
>novels.  Every single one of them for, oh, about a decade, had the
>exact same Entertainment Weekly quote: "her stories have fueled the
>dreams of TWENTY FIVE MILLION readers!"  which, aside from being
>silly, says nothing about the book.  but talking about the silliness*
>of romance novels and the romance novel industry would be a whole
>'nother thread.

*I* know the woman who was responsible for the immortal front cover star-blurb

'Comparable to Tolkein at his best'.

Tee, as they say, hee.


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