Seeing as I recently sent the latest-edited draft of Monsters of Elsewhere off to be proofread, I thought I might actually put up some information on what the bloody book is about. To that end, I’ve had a go at writing one of those things. You know… the things. The things publishers put on the back of books. The not-quite-synopses that some people call blurbs but for which I’m not convinced that is the right word. I always thought a blurb was what authors write about other authors’ books when they like them… or when they’re mates with said authors, just met them at a conference and were bought a beer, or share a publisher.
Book covers often have EXCITING CAPITALISED WORDS from author blurbs spaffed all over them, making it impossible to actually see the cover beyond—
“DELICIOUS” – Terry Hambone
“GAMECHANGING” – Stephanie Pensquiggle
“OOOOOH IT’S PROPER SATISFACTIONISING AND WORDIONEERING” – Russell Brand