Can ChatGPT write my blurbs for me?
I don't want to be out of a job.
Blurbing is the oral sex of publishing, it’s relatively safe and often reciprocal. I’ve blurbed hundreds of books and often got blurbed hard in response. Scrolling through Twitter one day, I found that someone had asked Chat GPT to blurb a novel in “the style of Gary Shteyngart” and it had done a reasonable job. Could this be the answer to my prayers? I decided to find out.
Recently I blurbed a book I had actually read called Happiness Falls by Angie Kim. It’s a mystery about a family that’s handled with a lot of psychological deftness.
Here is my blurb:
"Happiness Falls is one of best mystery novels ever written. Most mysteries delve into the mind of the killer, perhaps the victim, but Angie Kim strives to capture the universal. The result is what Dostoyevsky might have written if he had been an American and also not a jerk. Happiness Falls is as turbulent and fast as a river, but in the end it lands the reader on new and unimaginable shores."
Now it was time for Chat to step up to plate.