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3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  94 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
O, hipster nation:
The dive bars, the vintage duds?
Great material.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 24th 2006 by Broadway (first published January 1st 2006)
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SmarterLilac
Aug 02, 2009 SmarterLilac rated it really liked it
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Juliana
Mar 17, 2010 Juliana rated it it was amazing
The reason I think its amazing is that I was fully engrossed in it while reading it at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston waiting for the rain to die down. Two years later, I still chuckle at the thought of one of the haikus. Its a completely silly book but any haiku with David Cross in it is A-OK in my universe. Whatever your thoughts may be on hipsterdom, it's still an enjoyable read. I always say I should have bought the damn book. Such a short read that you can read it at the bookstore.
Jillian
Jan 30, 2010 Jillian rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Rebecca Hernandez
Shelves: favorites, humor, poetry
Whip-smart and occasionally bitchy. It was everything I hoped for, and more.
Harris
May 02, 2016 Harris rated it liked it
Retro review

"I don’t blog daily
Such foolish consistency
Says 'I have no life'”

Of course, the truth is I would totally blog daily if I wasn't such a procrastinator!

A stylish and humorous take down of hipsterdom, circa 2006, is the collection of tongue in cheek haiku by Siobahn Adcock, which also seems to be among the first hipster books to be published based on a blog, a tradition which seems to be the norm these days. Adcock's casual poetry is like a self-deprecating time capsule of pop culture r
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Robert Beveridge
Feb 12, 2008 Robert Beveridge rated it it was ok
Shelves: finished, search-ohio
Siobhan Adcock, Hipster Haiku (Broadway, 2006)

I keep hoping that one of these novelty-haiku books will actually get haiku right. I keep being disappointed. That said, some of them have been funny while still being senryu. This is not one of them. Poking fun at emo kids while your collection has an overarching sense of existential angst makes me think that, perhaps, an important point was missed somewhere.

“He is midtown, but
Loves to call stuff 'sick' and 'tight'.
Bless his little heart.”

and

“Only t
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Meg
Sep 14, 2007 Meg rated it really liked it
I read this book in Berkley in a bookstore down the street from La Note (fabulous breakfast place). My friend liked it and so I let ze buy it as they only had the one copy and it isn't one that I would reread on a regular basis. Though it may be a good bathroom book ;)
Jen
Jan 04, 2009 Jen rated it really liked it
Shelves: pop-culture
oh my i do love a haiku, and this book is chock full of silly and funny ones. i tend to leave this on the coffee table for people to pick up and page through. a great gift from my dear friend Scottie.
Bill
Nov 03, 2009 Bill rated it liked it
It's exactly what you expect. Some cute, some clever, some worthy of a scoff and an eyeroll. It's nice to tote around, and it's a fun game to play with friends when killing time at a bar. My only tip: don't spend more than $5 on it.
Amanda
Sep 14, 2007 Amanda rated it really liked it
My roommate Lauren has this book, and it's actually really hilarious. For example:
If you see a bald man
In a Lower East Side Bar
It is David Cross.
Rainey
Nov 15, 2010 Rainey rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, 50-in-2010
clever and a little snide. I love it! "i know, that's life, but it sucks to hear songs you love selling minivans"
Micaela
May 10, 2013 Micaela rated it really liked it
Sure, it's a novelty, but it has to be taken with a grain of salt. These poems poke fun at the culture of self-important hipsters, and the results are pretty hilarious.
Karen
Dec 30, 2011 Karen rated it liked it
Shelves: for-a-laugh
Good haiku tells the whole story. Surprisingly, there were some truly wonderful haiku in this book. I wasn't expecting that from a book I read while looking for a laugh.
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super-entertaining!
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