I find books in a lot of different ways. A friend raving about a book will always get me to take a look. I’ll “hear” about it, either from a friend or online. Sometimes a review will catch my eye. That’s how I stumbled over Hyperbole and a Half. The title caught my eye in a review somewhere and I clicked through and pulled up the sample.
It is not typical for me to look right away. Usually I just send the sample to my reader to wait for one of my “sample sorting” days, where I either buy or delete from my samples. But the raves and the cover made me curious. I read until I hit these words:
“Please write back.”
And then I bought it, not just for me, but for my sister and my two daughters. In PRINT.
This is not a book for everyone. The language is, er, colorful. I didn’t notice that when I sent it out and my b-i-l was quick to call me on it. LOL It is dark, twisted and hilarious if you like dark and twisted hilarious.
And it’s illustrated. In dark and twisted and hilarious ways. The book started with a blog called Hyperbole and a Half. I think you can read most of the book on the blog, but it’s fun to have the book so you can haul it with you. Because, if it is your cup of brew, you will want to haul it with you. And share it with your dark and twisted and hilarious friends. Here’s the full title and a link to the book on Amazon:
How do you find books to read? Have you stumbled on any you just HAD to read because it grabbed you and wouldn’t let go? Read a single sentence that told you that yes, you will like this, oh yes you will? Please share cuz you know I love books. And I enter all comments in my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value). Winner will be announced the first blog post of the new month.
“Jones’ writing style is unique: a strong dose of noir balanced with humor and witty dialogue.” Midwest Book Review
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