A boy called Sean

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Yes, Steve and Alan. A lot of things ARE shit. Your book is, sadly, one of them.
4th Jun 2006, 15:26   | tags:,

Spike says:

you not like the book then?

4th Jun 2006, 15:42

Dhamaka says:

you've read it then?

4th Jun 2006, 16:22

seaneeboy says:

I'm afriad I have read it and I'm afraid I didn't like it. Really rather contrived; "It's cool to think things are rubbish, but cool stuff, well, that's rubbish too.". Kind of a victim of its own trendiness.

Oh, and no narritive structure. It's in the form of a bunch of unconnected ramblings that don't quite make it into the realm of amusing rant.

An opportunity missed, methinks.

4th Jun 2006, 16:56

Spike says:

kinda agree with you sean, i had hopes for this book, they were shattered in a way, as you say its just a load of unconnected ramblings, almost like overhearing a group of angry-with-the-world old timers in a corner of a pub moan about everything,

so saying that, there were a few great points made in there

4th Jun 2006, 17:08

FilbertFox says:

thanks seaneboy, rhars another book you have saved me the bother of reading

4th Jun 2006, 21:34

Twiglet says:

I got it for Chrimbo. It wasn't all great but it had me laughing out loud quite alot!

4th Jun 2006, 21:40

nige says:

i got it for christmas too, and i think some or the topics are so right on, and very well articulated. some of the subject matter is just boring, but there are some gems. i never read end to end; more as something amusing that i pick up every now and then. the IKEA rant is quite funny.

4th Jun 2006, 21:44

seaneeboy says:

I think that's the problem. It's *Quite* funny, but not *Funny*. And articulate?! Wondering off on one then saying "Er, not really" isn't articulate in my book. It's just a bit distracted.

4th Jun 2006, 22:59

kel says:

My housemate vaguely knows one of the guys who wrote that, and spent most of the christmas period muttering about how he could have written something just as good and be living off the illgotten royalties by now. Given his capacity for ranting, that's probably correct.

I've not read it, cos it just seemed to be one of those 'grumpy old men/women' type of books where someone states the obvious and expects us to fall over in disbelief in the manner of bad observational comedians everywhere.

Not that I've read it, though.

7th Jun 2006, 09:13

seaneeboy says:

kel, sadly it's not as good as your usual grumpy old men books...

A further irony is that two groups they proclaim are shit include "Stand Up Comedy" and "Observational Comedy"...


7th Jun 2006, 09:27

It's in my toilet ... not a reflection on the book, per say, it's just where I felt it belonged - alongside Schotts Miscellany and The Funniest Quotes You Never Made.

The bit about supermarket deli counters did make me laugh out loud, though.

27th Jun 2006, 16:11

seaneeboy says:

I tried to find a bit to make me laugh out loud, I really wanted to, but it just felt awkward. Sigh.

27th Jun 2006, 16:36