Monday, January 19, 2009

9 Blurbs For 9 Books

stack of old books
Movies have them, so do comics. Why not books?

The one movie blurb that has stuck at the top of my mind goes like this:

Once in a lifetime comes a movie that makes you feel like falling in love all over again. This is not that movie.
This is from The War Of The Roses, a dark comedy. (You haven't see it yet; get a DVD today!)

Or consider Spiderman - I tell this to myself, every time I start My SUV:
With great power comes great responsibility.
So here are 9 blurbs for 9 books:

1) The Black Swan:
All you need is a one single black bird

2) The Purple Cow:
Safe is risky

3) Survival of the sickest:
Somewhere in your genetic code is the tale of every plague, every predator, every parasite, and every planetary upheaval your ancestors managed to survive
Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them. You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.
5) The Goal:
Management, Schmanagement. It is all about constraints
6) Fooled By Randomness:
You can't explore your future. Or your past. It is completely random.
7) The Harry Potter series:
That scar on your forehead could be magic
8) The DaVinci Code:
The blood of Jesus is alive and amongst you
9) The Long Tail:
You know it is modern economy when the tail wags the dog

10) This is for you. Come up with something.

But books do not have blurbs. Just as well. I would hate to read a book with a blurb.

Picture courtesy: Ana Labate

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