I think I made a serious error in putting exerpts from fictional reviews on the back cover of the book . When I started building the book cover I thought they were hilarious but intended them as place-holders until I could think of something better to fill the page. I got attached to them, however. It seemed to me at the time that the book's title and its morbid content could benefit from a bit of humor. But evidently the joke went flat.
Confidentially I was appalled that so many readers didn't get the allusion to E. B White's classic children's book Charlotte's Web. Maybe people don't have children anymore, or they were negligent in reading their kids to sleep at night.
In the first mock review the excerpt is "Some Book." Get it? Hah hah hah.
I regret making the assumption that this would be an clear reference to the immortal words Charlotte the Spider spun in her web:
Her spelling skills made Wilber the Pig famous and spared him from being made into bacon. My reviewer is named Charlotte Weber, which is either too cute or really stupid,
Hopefully the novel won't be slaughtered into pork chops.