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Hooked on Books: Blah, blah, blah – it’s blurbs everywhere you look

I usually consider myself somewhat resistant, if not completely immune, to the persuasions of those ubiquitous blurbs — tidbits of flattery quoted from other authors designed to promote the sales of newly released books. They can be downright annoying. But they are not all created equal, I realized, when I encountered one recently that made me want to pick up a book I would otherwise have dismissed out of hand for lack of interest in the subject matter.