Why you should ignore the superlatives on book jackets

I must confess to being a sucker for those recommendations inside and on the cover of books!

How else am I to decide whether to buy the book? Of course some books speak for themselves – an author I’ve read previously, or an interesting subject matter. The comments do at least give me some help.

An interesting article from the Guardian, by Nathan Filer, gives an insight into how these blurbs come about.

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