Category: Most helpful synopsis (and 25 words or less about WHY)
#23 - when you say the synopsis is one of the best you've ever seen, thatsure as heck makes me want to emulate it!
#75 Gordath Wood: Your advice clarified what to leave in and what to leave out and provided an acceptable way to cut down the length of a synopsis.
Clear winner: “my own”
Category: Synopsis that made me want to read the book
Second place: #13
Winner in a total landslide: #58
Category: Synopsis that made you want to read a book in a category you normally wouldn't
Tied for Second place: #16, #58, #70
Winner in a squeaker: #57
Category: Most helpful comments
#94 "Even when you make stuff up, you have to get all the details just right so we’re focused on the things you want us to be thinking about, not wondering why something doesn’t make sense."
#23, for the comment 'It's ok to tell not show in a synopsis'.
#61 (You give a basic outline for a synopsis here.)
#98: "This is just plain excellent." The comment forced me to study the synopsis even though the story put me to sleep. And okay, the synopsis is excellent for the naturalness of its flow and for the way it shows how very, very well the story works while the story is putting me to sleep.
And the overwhleming winner: Multiple entries: Aliens have officially arrived!
Category: Best "coffee through the nose" comment (include synopsis number and comment)
#14 "Fictional novel" is one of those phrases that makes me want to set my hair on fire.
#23 "Killer Yapp here: What happens to the victim of the dognapping?? Email me at once."
#28 "And why the hell is her name spelled Tiphanie."
#30 "No *69 on the demon dialer?"
#51 "Your prose looks like rococo furniture, no flourish left furled."
#60 "Yea, that's where I do my best criminal scheming: public parties."
#92 "Question: How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Answer: Lobster. Question: Does the fact that this synopsis remind me of that joke bode well? Answer: no."
Batting cleanup, the winner is:
#93 "Yep, that's EXACTLY what I'd do in the hands of a serial scrubber--I'd argue with a guy about why he doesn't love me."