Selling It

Posted on October 24, 2008 by Steve

Here's a NYT book review.

As a publisher, how do you get the most bang out of this copy? Put these excerpts on the back cover:
"An exciting spy story, which is at the same time a lively international comedy ... A well-informed, up-to-the-minute political parable, incisive and instructive ... rich ... poignant ... fascinating."

After reading the book, I suggest excerpts more along these lines:
"Portentous ... rather wooden ... Mr. le Carré is less good at portraying ... professional spies ... A sham and a mess ... distressing ... horse manure ... inherently pointless."

"Selling It" borrowed from the entertaining feature from Consumer Reports.