Don’t You Hate Descriptions That Describe Nothing?


There you are, perusing the latest series in search for something to save you from the binge reading of “Immortal and Martial Dual Cultivation” (that doesn’t have dual cultivation at all, the author foolishly calls it “evil cultivation”, how silly), and you look to the description, to see if you get interested in it, if it’s the kind of novel you want or something.
Yet, the description doesn’t describe the novel. It’s only the MC babbling about how great he is, or how unjust the world is, or how he will trample his enemies, his friends, his lover, the author, the editor, the reader, and their families.
Like “Second Coming of Avarice“, for example. The description describes… nothing.

He was an addict, a loser, a despicable human being.

But, one fleeting dream that may not have been a dream at all reawakens his once-lost senses.

Possessing a very unique ability, he would use that, and the dream, to forge his path in the world now known as the Lost Paradise.

….

“The son of god Gula has returned.”

I was lost in the world of gambling.

I turned my back on my family and even betrayed my lover.

I wasted every day of my life.

It was a life of trash.

The reality told me thus:

That I would amount to nothing no matter what I did.

In order to change my pathetic life, I chose fantasy, instead.

Even then, it was the same story.

I wondered if salvation would come at the end of the long road.

But, I was forced to kneel down in defeat in front of a powerful entity.

The tower I built up with my own hands crumbled into nothingness.

Just for once, I dearly wished to know the truth about myself.

– Come closer, my child…

I will not hold back this time.

“What I want, the Heavens shall not lack!”

“What I don’t want, had better not exist in the Heavens!”

This is a story which originates between the Eighth and Ninth Mountains, the world in which the strong prey upon the weak.

“My Name is Meng Hao! The Ninth Generation Demon Sealer, I shall seal the Heavens!”

What the novel is about? I don’t know, and without reading the first 300+ chapters I wouldn’t learn it. Because all these novels are slow-starters…
What is the point in having a “description” that describes nothing? Why they can’t be like the description of “Dead on Mars“?

Payload specialist, Tang Yue, who is a mechanical and electrical engineer by training, is left stranded on Mars when he receives news from his AI robot assistant, Old Cat, that Earth has exploded. He believes himself to be the last human in the Universe.

Turns out, he is only the last man in the Universe. Botanist, Mai Dong, had been left on the United Space Station (USS) orbiting Mars, to await Tang Yue’s ascent to the USS before they make their journey back to Earth. But now, it’s impossible.

Join the trio’s quest for survival as they attempt to unravel the mystery of Earth’s disappearance.

There you have it, you learn what is the situation, who the MC is and get a general idea of what the novel is about. Why can’t all descriptions describe the novel? What is the point?
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Author- ElefantVerd