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I'm I Crazy

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  1. John-Wayne

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    Am I crazy?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by John-Wayne, Mar 5, 2019.

    So, I am currently currently trying to learn how to write by blurb for Kristol and looking at examples on Amazon, I of course couldn't help but check out the "reviews". Now, as I believe we have discussed in various threads about reviews and how 2 to 4 being more trustworthy as opposed to 1 and 5 stars, even 2 and 4 can be some what fringed with 3 being more or less trustworthy.

    anyways, so while looking at these book's blurbs, which were alright, some good some bad, I couldn't help but noticed that some of they had glowing 5-starred reviews with generic jargon and could have sworn I saw the same review on another book or something similarly written. Nothing about the book, what they liked or disliked.

    Now, I have received a few beta reviews, so I have a sense of the good, the bad the ugly... and they also let me know what they liked, disliked etc. and were specific (granted it's a beta review, so that's the point. :) )

    but still, as much as I do distrust online reviews. I find it imperative to do it write and be honest, what you liked and what you didn't like. and overall if it was a good read.

    I.E. I read a blurb for one book, read the glowing reviews, and the first paragraph part was a snooze fest, something that was reflected by less than glowing reviews for the same book.

    So, I am aware that I am a real A-hole but am I that much of an A-Hole, that no blurbs impress me and the glowing reviews I saw seemed fake as shit. in other words am I that crazy!!!
     
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    Yes you are :D But you're right. Apparently, AIs like stories better than we do.
     
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    On the cereal, it is based more upon the quantity than the quality
    of the reviews. So to the algorithm all you need is lots and lots
    of revs to get your book higher on the suggested list on amazon.

    But I kinda know where your coming from, you get these blurbs
    that aren't all that great, and then read the revs and wonder about
    those at the extremes with 1 and 5 stars simply saying, " It sucks, don't
    read", or," It was the best damn book I have ever read, and you should
    definitely read it too".
    Cause the ones in the middle ground tend to offer some incite into
    what to expect, and at times sell the book better than the crummy
    blurb trying to keep most of itself in some kind of suspense, and typically
    not the kind that makes you think," So what happens in the story?", but
    more, " Is this just a bunch of hype to a shit story?", cause some blurbs
    give off a hype to shit vibe a lot of the time for me.

    IDK though, I am a picky reader. o_O
     
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  4. John-Wayne

    John-Wayne Madman Extradinor Contributor

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    Yeah, before a bit of a revision, I think I wrote that kind of "hype" blurb... I posted it in another thread.

    the problem is a balance of what happens and not giving it away.
     
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    Indeed. :)
     

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