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The book follows the 'To Don't List' method: When you say 'no' to one idea, you have more time to execute another one.
They try to piece one together from the writer's notes, whilst the King gets more and more impatient. As this is going dont read this book, they're aware that someone is watching them, reading what they've got so far.
Don't Read This Book Before Bed by Anna Claybourne |
Don't read any more. I've not dont read this book what I'm writing. Don't read this review I had lots of ideas for what I was going to say in this review, but I haven't pulled them all together yet. There's clever stuff here: As a story, however, it is not particularly satisfying, ending with a wail a reaction the story might also elicit from readersin abject hopelessness.
The other stories are also dark, though perhaps none as relentlessly bleak save the last one, I Like being Killed. It is a rare tale of triumph of sorts with an ending that, in Fischerian terms, is practically a happy one.
Dont read this book Uselessnesses tells a sad gun-toting tale, Then they say you're Drunk introduces other hapless folk including the Scotts, criminals of breathtaking incompetencewhile Bookcruncher tells of a man who devotes his life to reading every book ever written in English.
There is a brief moment of hope for him, but he can't embrace it. Ice Tonight in the Hearts of Young Visitors tells of a trip to Romania in the tumultuous and violent times following the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Don't Read This Book if You're Stupid (I Like Being Killed) - Tibor Fischer
This story is apparently based on Fischer's own experiences. Needless to say, the picture is an ugly one; the fact that it is also an authentic one is pretty much dont read this book in this collection of tales of similarly dismal and dire circumstances.
Finally, the long last story I Like being Killed probably the best in the collection tells of stand-up comedienne Miranda and her various attempts to find some point to life. She insults her audience, tries to aggravate her boyfriend, organizes a benefit for some Burmese comedians, climbs Nelson's Column dont read this book dramatic style dont read this book, and even tries to get some rough action in Edinburgh staggeringly failing to achieve even that ambition.
There are other comedians with sad lives and sadder routines, and Fischer again paints a nice milieu-portrait, but to little or rather: It is an odd collection, dark but not dank, cynical but not triste. Fischer writes well and the stories are all fairly sharp and pointed.
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There are clever turns of phrases and keen observations throughout. There is almost nothing that bores. But damn is his vision bleak. I just bought it after some good recommendations.
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It was much of a disappointment. It is either a prolonged essay or a heavily abbreviated book, and thus not really manage to be either.
In the end of the book the writer confesses that the book was originally words but due to the agreement with the publisher, the book was condensed into To Do Lists are actually too many times a naive knowledge about yourself birthday and new year dont read this book are a painful reminder of this reality.