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Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
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Dec 30, 11

bookshelves: read-in-2011
Read in December, 2011

This is maybe more like a 1.5 stars, but I'm rounding down.

This was an incredibly popular seller over the past few months, so I finally decided to sit down and read it yesterday--and wow, was I disappointed.

Yes, the premise is interesting, and I thought that parts of it could be laughable, but the execution just wasn't there for me. The text is at its best when it's in proper iambic pentameter. In this format, it's clever. The "mature content" is jarring but in a funny way. However, it is far too often that the meter falls apart and obscenity is thrown in for the sake of humor--but, unfortunately, it's not funny.

If the meter had been preserved throughout the text (or even if it had only had one or two breaks!) I would have rated this much higher. But instead, it's just a vaguely amusing (but not really) mess.

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