Bookish’s Hilariously Wrong Synopsis of CHASING THE DRAGON

A new, much buzzed about website called Bookish launched on Monday after a long series of delays and setbacks. A joint venture between founding partners Penguin Group USA, Hachette Book Group, and Simon & Schuster, the site ultimately looks like little more than an unnecessary Goodreads clone: You can rate books, mark them to-be-read, and get recommendations for other books you might like. Still, given some time to evolve it might turn into something a little more interesting and unique. We’ll see.

Of course, I couldn’t resist looking up my own books on the site. Only two are listed there: my novella Chasing the Dragon and the IDW prose anthology Zombies vs. Robots: This Means War!, in which I have a story. Now here’s the funny thing. It’s a glitch, I’m sure, but this is their description of Chasing the Dragon:

The Sixsmiths are a family of suburban Satanists who’ve fallen prey to the global recession. Now their life is in turmoil: Ralf needs to find a new job; the twins, Cain and Lilith, need to survive the public school system; and Annie needs to keep them all sane and under budget. Meanwhile, their estranged elder daughter Jezabelle is having her own crisis of faith. Will the Devil rise to smite their enemies, or will he damn them with hellfire and wrath?

You might be saying to yourself, um, that’s not Chasing the Dragon. You might also be asking yourself what the fuck book that is, because it sure as hell isn’t Chasing the Dragon! I mean, I would read that book, but it’s not Chasing the Dragon. A quick Internet search of some key words in the description leads me here. That’s one mystery solved, anyway. But why this description is attached to my book is beyond me.

Anyone else discover any wrong descriptions on the site, or am I just super lucky to be the only one?

Let’s hope Bookish gets its act together soon, because if this is any indication of its quality, it ain’t gonna last long!

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