Friday, November 10, 2006

The Blurb Contest, redux

Here's a mix and match to play with my blurbs for The Concrete Maze (I've got to do something with them...):

Who said What?

1. Ken Bruen
2. James Sallis
3. Megan Abbott
4. Reed Farrel Coleman

Said:

A. "The character of Jasmine aroused such feelings of heart wrenching pain that if I wasn't so hard-boiled I'd have damn near wept."
B. "The Concrete Maze is, by turns, harrowing and heartbreaking."
C. "The Concrete Maze is a harrowing, gut-wrenching journey of the soul and of the city streets."

You'll notice there are only three quotes and four authors. That's a school teacher trick. You may also notice that "harrowing" and "wrenching" both appear in two quotes. This might seem like collusion on the part of the blurbers, but I've been assured it's not.

One try per contestant. First one to get it right wins an ARC of what is bound to be the best book under $7 you'll get next year*.


* Written by a Puerto Rican about crime in NYC...Unless Ed Vega puts out a book...

4 Comments:

Blogger Graham said...

Hmmm. "A" sounds like Reed Farrel Coleman. "B" sounds like... James Sallis? (BTW, I like the "by turns" reference to the "Maze".) Which means "C" would have to be Megan Abbott.

Yeah, that't the ticket.

November 10, 2006 11:08 PM  
Blogger Steven said...

Graham,
Sorry. You got two of the three names correct, but none are in the right order. This should help the next person who plays.

November 11, 2006 10:58 AM  
Blogger pattinase (abbott) said...

A-Ken
B.Megan
C.Reed

November 11, 2006 2:18 PM  
Blogger Steven said...

Patti,
You got it! Email me an adrress and get yourself a book. Now, whether you like it is another issue.

November 11, 2006 5:13 PM  

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