Looking for examples of marketing or blurb lies or bait-and-switch on book jackets.
August 29, 2008 11:37 AM Subscribe
Do you know any books that have blurbs on the back which incorrectly describe the plot of the book?
posted by dobbs to Grab Bag (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
So, I picked up this book called Samedi The Deafness
which says on the back:
One morning in the park James Sim discovers a man, crumpled on the ground, stabbed in the chest. With his last breath, the man whispers one word: Samedi. What follows is a spellbinding game of cat and mouse..."
I picked up the book, but that's not what happens in it. Yeah, the guy is stabbed and dying, but he doesn't whisper one word. Their conversation goes on for like two pages.
This is not the first time I've bought a book with a summary on the back that has been false.
I'm wondering if anyone else has some examples of the same.