It sucks having to ask for quotes from other authors. I know, I hate it so much I won't do it. Writing them is almost as bad.
Like tonight, I wanted to say something nice about MacBride, just for fun (I doubt he seriously needs a quote from Yours Truly) but I'm struggling with the wording. Stuart writes crime fiction (or tartan noir, to be more exact) and that's not my genre.
They always have really tough little quotes on those noir books, too, have you ever noticed that? None of the usual prosy this magnificent storyteller's ultimate masterpiece or tremendous world-building on an epic, otherworldly scale stuff in pretty italics, oh, no. It's all that macho terse one-word stuff in bold font: Compelling and Mesmerizing and Haunting.
Anyway, here's what I came up with tonight:
Blanket blurb: "I'll buy any book Stuart MacBride writes." (true)
Author/genre blurb: "Stuart MacBride writes noir like an oil well on fire burns." (also true; the man can pace a story like he's training it to run the Kentucky Derby.)
Book blurb: "Cold Granite knocked me out." (literally speaking, false. I remained conscious the entire time I was reading it. Until 3 a.m., I might add, and had to get up three hours later.)
Okay, your turn to embarrass the man. If you've read Mr. MacBride's work and you enjoyed it, leave him a blurb in comments.