When querying an agent, is at absolutely necessary to put a personalized sentence or two in there? I'm planning to query agents that are looking for genre-blending/genre-bending or "weird" manuscripts.
For example: I am seeking representation for my novel [INSERT TITLE HERE], a [INSERT GENRE HERE]. Given your expressed interest in genre-blending stories (or some other small, personalized statement) I thought it might be a good fit for you.
I don't know if putting this in here helps, or just makes me look like a huge putz. To me, it always looks better when I leave it out.