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Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain! by Scott Adams
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Feb 28, 12

bookshelves: did-not-finish, humour, nonfiction, collection

I couldn't finish. I just couldn't.

It started out promisingly enough - the introduction began as a cheeky recalling of Adams's various attempts to do things outside the bounds of his "day job" or what he knew he was good at, and how well they went. Unfortunately, it quickly progressed into bragging about having coined a mysterious political catchphrase that could've "changed the world," and his other forays into random success. He tempers the bragging by telling us that 9 out of every 10 things he does is a miserable failure, but it still sets the tone up as quite self-indulgent.

The very very short entries in this book were, apparently, mostly written as blog entries originally. As blog entries, taken in tiny soundbites and with time in between them, I suspect they'd be clever and fun. Strung together - 150+ of them, in a thick hardcover - there are a few moments of interest and a few clever or downright hilarious bits of wordplay or description (the idea of a wolverine attempting to claw into one's brain to correct a deviated septum is not gonna leave me any time soon), but mostly it's just tedious. There's little to no sense of pacing, coherency, or transition, and I had no interest whatsoever in continuing after reading a fourth micro-rant about seatmates on a plane.

Stick to blogging, monkey brain.

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message 1: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Ching IIRC, he's also a great MRA whiner.

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