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The Blurb
(permanent link) added: 2011-04-05 15:10:00 sponsor: CrypticMirror (last reply: 2012-10-20 08:22:52)

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Do we have this? Those quotes on the back of books (or on movie posters, "best comedy of the year by far" for a film released in january) saying how great the subject is (and sometimes just copy-pasted by the publisher) from other authors or reviewers. Usually a complete lie, or so utterly generic that it gives no clue as to what the book is about (although Terry Pratchett once used a critic's denigration of a book as the blurb for it), and occasionally giving away the entire plot. An integral part of the publishing industry these days.
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