Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A ...KOOKY... Book Review

The letter K stands for KOOKY
(which means krazy, in a kick-butt kind of way).

Monday, while riding in a car for a gazillion hours, I had the opportunity to listen to a computer voice read a book from a Kindle (oh ... wait ... maybe K stands for KINDLE!). HA. That alone deserves the KOOKY award.

If you are driving a car by yourself - do NOT attempt to listen to a Kindle book aloud. It will put you into a coma within five minutes.

Luckily, for me, I had already read twenty-five pages into the book the previous night. So, I already had a feel for the language and voice of the book.

It's a krazy kooky pompous farce. Absolutely hilarious.

For example:

"That young man with the long, auburn hair and the impudent face--that young man was not really a poet; but surely he was a poem. That old gentleman with the wild, white beard and the wild, white hat--that venerable humbug was not really a philosopher; but at least he was the cause of philosophy in others" (THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY by GK Chesterton).

A friend of mine thinks the book is dumb. But, I think it's hilarious. The reviews on are almost as funny as the book itself. One guy said he lost his backpack because of this book. Another person gave the book five stars, but said the story made no sense.


Have you read anything hilarious lately?


  1. Since it is still early in my world the only thing I have read that is hilarius is the joke on the back of the cereal box, and I can't even remember it now. Just a kooky day so far, need more coffee.

  2. I've only listened to the Kindle voice once and never again! So boring. Just the thought of it is making me yawn.

    Glad to have found you through the A to Z Challenge.

    Ellie Garratt

  3. Hmmm.... who'd have thought the Kindle voice would be so coma-inducing? Thanks for the warning - I'll be sure not to depend on it to keep me awake!

  4. I don't like to be read to at the best of times...listening to a computer voice would be torture.

  5. I haven't investigated the Kindle voice yet. Only figuring out how to negotiate getting to my books. I am a slow learner! The book sounds fun. Kooky even!

  6. LOL! Thanks for the laugh. Yes I have listened to stuff on the car radio that I had switch off for the same reason.
    You have a blog award on mine BTW :O)

  7. Or rather the awards will be there tomorrow :O)

  8. LOL, this sounds like a fun read ;)

  9. I think there's a skill to writing something kooky that will keep people's interest. It sounds like this author has achieved that balance. Since you like kooky, then check out's annual award for the oddest book title. Click on the Diagram Prize shortlist to read an article about it and see othr examples. The winner for the year: Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way.