For the second time in about a year I've discovered a publisher using in its promotional materials a carefully selected quotation from a book reivew I've done. There's nothing unusual in this, of course. However, there is something unusual in drawing a phrase from my overall negative review that makes it sound as if I'm endorsing the book.
So: the line in the review goes something like this:
As a contribution to the current debate about X, this book achieves almost nothing; however, those who have been following the philosophical development of the author will find this book stimulating and intriguing.
The publisher quotes me as calling the book "stimulating and intriguing"!