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The Five Worst Book Trailers You Meet in Heaven

Tonight, the Moby Awards will honor the best book trailers in the industry. More importantly, they will also be honoring the worst book trailers in the industry — a far, far more important task to be sure.

While we could wait until tonight and see who takes away the award for creating the worst example of an already highly misguided practice, we’re not that patient. Instead, we went through the Moby finalists for worst book trailer and have selected five particularly special offenders. Amongst them you will find terrible acting, insipid dialogue from surely insipid prose, forbidden love, and a man confused about the sunset.

Read on, and enjoy.

Pirates: The Midnight Passage by James R. Hannibal

Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille

The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson

If I Should Die Before I Wake by LaRhonda Ferguson

and then i disappeared again by Erik Stinson

(The Moby Awards via totally hip book reviewer Ron Charles)

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