I’m still drinking my fresh-roasted coffee with cream. I don’t really deviate until the holidays. Then it is on like donkey-kong. Exciting news. I will be starting a coffee club with my friend next week.
What are you drinking?
So never in my wildest dreams (and I have some crazy ones). Would I ever think that this topic would even come up. Your book blurb should match your story right? Well, that wasn’t the case with a book that I read recently. The blurb said something about what seemed like would be a likeable character though she would meet dire circumstances sound like a great story, right? Someone you could cheer for regardless of the circumstances.
Well, I get to page 100 out of this 222-page book and that’s the first I am seeing of this character that took resident in the back of the book. She was an orphan looking for her family instead I end up in the minds of two psychopathic killers. NOT WHAT I SIGNED UP FOR!
I honestly was outraged. I take a lot of pride in being able to pick good stories from covers and book blurbs. What can you do when the blurb doesn’t match the book. I could go into all sorts of details on how unprofessional this author ended up being. That’s not the point. The point is don’t we count on books accurately representing themselves from the blurb? I know I do.
I hope that this doesn’t become an issue. It shouldn’t in my year and a half of book blogging this is the first time I’ve dealt with it. Though now I count it fodder for my discussions. On a personal note. This author was a big jerk about it. I am leaving out names and titles for a reason. I’m not here to cause trouble, I just want to find the pearls of writing and be on my merry way. Is it too much to ask to let your book blurb be indicative of what you are going to find in the story from the beginning?
What are your thoughts? How would you feel if the book blurb didn’t match the book?