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2 out of 4 stars
Review by bookowlie
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This book is certainly unique and funny. I had a few laughs before thinking about the intended audience for this story. Sure, there are countless books out there that contain irreverent humor. However, this one is categorized on Amazon as a children’s book, so it seems unlikely it is being marketed to adults. Would an adult actually read this story to a child? Who would want to explain to a child what a crack whore is?
I felt like I was reading the script for a Saturday Night Live skit, a late-night comedy sketch that is not ready for prime time. I initially thought the book might make a humorous baby shower gift for someone with an offbeat sense of humor. Then I realized most mothers-to-be would rather receive a more useful gift for the impending bundle of joy.
The descriptions are creatively written, although the flow is awkward at times. Many of the words are too sophisticated for children to understand – for example, dredge, harass, varnish, irk, and maim. I assume you have already figured out crack and whore are also advanced words. To top it off, the word “damn” makes an appearance.
I can’t really say the book is formatted well. Each group of rhyming lines is not separated by page. As a result, the writing seems like one long stream of consciousness. In addition, I noticed one glaring error (“Don’t thrown”).
I rate this book 2 out of 4 stars. I might have awarded 3 stars if the story had been designated for adults. Most of my criticism is based on the appropriateness of this book for children. Fans of irreverent comedy would find this a quick, enjoyable read. If it is not already apparent, I would not recommend this book to kids.
Don't Grow Up To Be A Crack Whore
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Amagine wrote:Wow, this is a children's book? The author has quite a sense of humor... It would be a great book for adults but this is definitely not a book for children.
Thanks Amagine! I can see some people enjoying this book, depending on their tastes in humorous books. The book is not for everyone, to put it mildly.
-- 18 Apr 2017, 23:16 --
kandscreeley wrote:Well, here's the question: Who does the categorizing? If it isn't the author, maybe he did mean it as a joke. Maybe someone else is messing up the categorization?? Just a thought.
I assume the classification was done by the author.
-- 18 Apr 2017, 23:18 --
I think the author did it since the book is classified the same way on Amazon and here.
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