In April, Gary Shteygart wrote a tongue-in-cheek farewell to book blurbing (with a long list of exceptions).
|From The Collected Blurbs of Gary Shteyngart.|
I find book reviews and listening to other readers talking about books on podcasts much more helpful in finding something to read. In a review, especially a long one from The New York Times or The New Yorker, includes what the critic liked and didn't like about the book. They provide their own grain (or cup) of salt.