This is a 2 option poll with 50 respondents targeting Books Read Per Month
(1 3, 4+). A sample of responses:
- I like how B kind of takes you in media res and throws you into the experience. I think the beginning is provocative, and it made me want to keep reading. I like how you get a first-hand account from the characters and kind of get to experience them right away.It feels like the book, not a blurb about a book. A just sounds like it was written by a literary egghead who's trying to summarize the plot. I feel like B gives me the synopsis without spoon feeding it to me.
- A is hands-down more readable, clearer, and more compelling. B is disjointed and confusing. Starting as it does, it's hard to figure out what's going on until you've read nearly all of it. It has overly long sentences and ineffective use of white space. A uses bold type, white space and short, snappy sentences to create a compelling introduction to the book.
- A is an acceptable, if generic, plot synopsis and blurb trying to get you to pick up the book.. B is strange, it's a mix of actual writing and plot synopsis/blurb, and it's poorly written, and confusing, and it shifts from purpose to purpose. If B represents what this book is actually like, it's told me enough to know that I don't want to read it :/
- I chose B as the description I liked the most because it was much more detailed and really gave me an insight to what the book was about. I liked reading about the characters and getting a introduction to them. Choice A was OK, just didn't really help me to decide if I would buy this book.