[bksvol-discuss] An observation about synopses

  • From: "solsticesinger" <solsticesinger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 10:15:09 -0600

Good morning, all.

It is rarely my intent to come in here and complain, but, this morning, as I 
was browsing the new books page, something really irked me. In truth, it has 
irked me for some time, but not enough for me to actually come in and write 
about it.

There seems to be a problem with certain submitters and long synopses. They 
will write something very vague in the short synopsis field, which is fine, 
providing you can get more information from reading the long synopsis. However, 
in the case of a few submitters, you can't. The short and long synopses both 
have the same, very vague, description of the book.

I do understand why we keep the "short" synopsis brief, but I do not understand 
the lack of a longer, more detailed, synopsis. If the submitter can't come up 
with one, can't the validator do so? It makes it very hard to decide whether or 
not a book is worth reading when you have very little information to go on.

Women will starve in silence until new stories are created which confer on them 
the power of naming themselves.

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