Well, the above title refers to a book, a book by Rob Grant. A book that made me laugh. I hate the term “laugh out loud” as I generally find that as soon as something has been refered to as “laugh out loud”-funny, it will never actually make you laugh in real life.
This book however made me laugh, to the point I’m pretty sure I snorted. And as far as I can remember, this is the only book that’s made me laugh out loud. Oh, there’s many books that makes me smile, and plenty I find amusing without smiling… but this one I will always remember as the book that made me laugh.
It’s far from my fave book, best book I’ve ever read is “Count of Monte Cristo”, but I also have a soft spot for “Don Quixote” (to the point I once named my beautiful little gerbil after the horse in the book)… and although I loathe the Lord of The Rings films, I’ve read the books in three languages. Still, give me a Stephen King book any day, and I’ll be as happy as a pig in mud. 😀
So, “Incompetence” is far from the best book in the world… but it’s lighthearted and short – perfect for a depressing day. I could fault it in a hundred ways, but none of them matters – what matters is that you will be in for a fun ride! Plenty of places where you will feel a smile spreading on your face… and of course my fave – the cheese scene. I’m not gonna give away any spoilers, if you read the book you will know what I mean straight away.
The book is set in a future (that seems more and more likely to actually happen. *sigh*) where political correctness has gone too far, and all the headaches that ensues.
There’s plenty of deaths and fairly rank things happening, so if that’s not your thing, than you might want to stay away, even though the cheese scene is worth it.
Apart from that, I’m not gonna mention any more about the plot, as it doesn’t really matter… what matters is that it’s fun, it will cheer you up, and (quite sadly) you will be familiar with the stupidity of people you encounter in the world.
So, why the sudden book review? Well, this is where I’m supposed to learn to keep my mouth shut – but how the heck can I when there’s a Chesterfield chair up for grabs!?! Aaaaaaaargh… I’ve wanted one of these for years, as it would have been perfect in the livingroom. Of course I never expected to get a proper one (no dosh for that sort of expense), but I was hoping to get a massproduced replica on the freebie section of Gumtree or Freecycle. And I had no luck. There was a few up for grabs, but too far from where we live to pick up. I wasn’t fussed, beige, brown, red or black would have done me fine, tatty and ripped – no problem! It was to be my dream chair, one perfect for curling up in, with a kitty or dog on the lap. Now, I got a blooming piano in place where I always wanted the chair. 😦
So – get entering people – this chair is awesome!!! And hopefully you don’t have to figure out where to put a piano if you win. Open worldwide! Yup, you read that right – they will ship to you anywhere in the world if you win.
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