Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh




I almost didn't post about Hyperbole and a Half – since my policy is only to post about books that I really enjoyed.  But one thing persuaded me that I needed to share this book with you.

Pros

·         It is  written by a blogger – her blog has the same name
·         Parts of the book are very funny indeed – and will be particularly so for dog owners
·         The sections dealing with the author's experience of depression were searingly honest and also a must read for anyone dealing with a depressed person – quite a revelation to me
·         The book is colourful and a quick read

Cons

·         Bad words starting with F and M are sprinkled right through the book – they jarred a bit with me
·         The drawings look like they are done by a small child – not particularly attractive

4 comments:

  1. I almost didn't post a blog about a book today! So we are on the same page as it were. I am about to post my piece and thanks for giving me courage. I don't think we have to like everything we read and it is alright to say so. Kudos to you.

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  2. Thanks for the review of this book. I had seen it recently in an online article and had added it to my ever growing reading wishlist... But am now on the fence about reading this book.

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  3. The primitive nature of the drawings is kind of the point. I don't think you understand this blogger at all, and your use of the phrase "bad words" makes me question your maturity.

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  4. I loved this book, but I recognise it's not to everyone's tastes. She often re-draws her artwork more than 20 times to get it right.

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