#3
I'd call it a snyopsis. But that's just me. Probably.
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Quote by Deliriumbassist
A synopsis is usually a tad more in depth than that, I thought.


Depends on the book, I guess.
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Quote by cagnius
Depends on the book, I guess.

You mean some books are so crap you can fit a synopsis on the jacket?
#10
"Blurb", among writers, usually refers to the little mini-reviews by other authors on the back. The plot summary is called a synopsis.
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#11
Quote by cagnius
Depends on the book, I guess.


Guess so. I'm still not quite over the shock that a question about BOOKS is found in the Pit, of all places.

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You mean some books are so crap you can fit a synopsis on the jacket?


A lot of books have a synopsis on the first page, others on the jacket but INSIDE the book... a blurb/synopsis don't need to be on the back cover.
#13
i thought it wouldn't have helped to ask the pit about books
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#14
In my English classes it was always called a blurb. Might be different in the USA, dunno.
#15
Synopses are, by definition, more in depth than a summary. Look it up.

The summary on a book jacket, most often, is just that- a summary. A good summary can be as long as a couple paragraphs, or as short as four or five sentences. A synopsis goes more in depth to reveal character types and development, plot details, as opposed to outlines, and conflict details as opposed to outlines. Whether a bookjacket has a summary or a synopsis depends on the information on the book jacket. You be the judge.
#16
Quote by MightyAl
You mean some books are so crap you can fit a synopsis on the jacket?


No, I mean that some books are crap and resort to having:

"a fantastic book...utterly un-put-downable. A real must for any aspiring fucktard." Some horrid tabloid, day/month/year.

Whilst other books actually have a decent synopsis on the back to outline the plot to potential readers.

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#17
Quote by young_is_god
its a blurb u gays


Use punctuation and stop using that word as an insult, and I might believe you.