by Leigh Lundin
Once again, today’s article was suggested by a note from a reader: What
if book blurbs read like movie posters?
The idea grew out of a web page which poses such teasers as: “This Guy Didn’t Tell His New Governess About His Secret Wife In The Attic. What Happened Next Really Burned Him Up,” and “A Guy With Two First Names Proves ‘Nymphet’ Is The Grossest Word In English.” (Don't want to guess? Here's the full list.)
Since my colleagues are all Very Serious Writers who’d never stoop to
such shenanigans, I began to ponder. Yes, I think I can really help
the publishing industry.
What would your ads look like?