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Official Review: Never Wear A Hat To A Beheading

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Never Wear A Hat To A Beheading" by Kevin Sutton.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Never Wear a Hat to a Beheading by Kevin Sutton is a short collection of the author’s “advice” compiled into one book. While the subjects of the cartoons vary from vegans to beheadings, the style of humor remains consistent: dry, witty, and a tad bit profane. This book is neither for children nor for the easily offended.

After reading the first couple pieces of advice, I found myself thinking that reading 98 more was going to be a long, slow ride. However, number 5 made me crack a smile, and I was quickly chuckling aloud as I progressed through the book. Open the book to any page, and you’ll find a short piece of advice on the left page with a related cartoon on the right page. Sutton certainly won’t be winning any art awards for his stick figure drawings, but many of the cartoons added to the humor of the advice or, in some cases, completed the punchline.

Although some of the suggestions had me laughing out loud, I also found myself wanting to skim my way through many of them. In a book containing one hundred separate jokes, I wouldn’t expect all of them to be laugh-out-loud funny, but I did hope for more than ten. There are some hidden gems in here, but many of the pieces of advice could have been left out without detracting from my experience in any way. It felt like some of them were included just for the author to reach an even hundred and not because they are truly funny on their own.

Based on the criteria above, I would rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. I didn’t find any issues that would lead me to believe the book wasn’t professionally edited, and I liked how the cartoons complemented the jokes. However, as mentioned before, some pages had me smiling or even laughing while others left me confused or annoyed at yet another joke about diarrhea. I would agree with the review printed on the back cover, which compares the cartoons to a popular adult card game.

I would recommend this book to adults who enjoy irreverent, witty humor. It’s certainly not appropriate for children, and it would be best suited to readers who enjoy one-line humor and have thick skin, as the author finds ways to insult most of society, including individuals on both sides of the political aisle. For those who enjoy this kind of sharp humor, it could be a fun book to keep around and read, one piece of advice at a time.

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Reading an entire joke book - you are a saint for pulling that one. Too bad that most of them rely on gutter humor or just bad taste.

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I can't say I've read anything like this, but it does sound fun to just have this sitting on a shelf and opening it to a joke on a bad day. I do agree though that "poo" related jokes do get old very fast. It was probably strange reading the whole thing so quickly. I think this would be a book you slowly work though over the years, laughing one page at a time.

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Poop jokes...that sounds more like my seven-year-old nephew than something I'd want to read in a book. When my nephew does it, at least I get to see his beautiful smile and infectious laughter. I think this is one book I'll be avoiding. I hope you receive your sainthood for reading it all the way through!

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I might enjoy reading this book a few pages at a time. I’d definitely flip past the potty humor. Thanks for your review!

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LOL -- What a great title! I enjoyed your honest analysis of the book. I'm going to check it out. Thanks for an excellently written review!
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It is not easy for one to listen to a comedian for long because the joke will become boring, so it is with books, it should be read slowly. I don't think I will want to get such book though.

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Sounds like a humorous book. It's a shame that it was riddled with profanity.

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This book sounds hilarious, but I'm not a huge fan of poop jokes. I don't find diarrhea to be a funny topic. However, political jokes are some of my favorites. I am glad to hear that the jokes are on both sides. I can't wait to read this for myself! Thanks for the review.

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Jokes about everything include politics is interesting.nowdays better humor to read.guess better put in shelf,thanks for review

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Juliana_Isabella wrote:
20 Feb 2020, 21:28
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Never Wear A Hat To A Beheading" by Kevin Sutton.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Never Wear a Hat to a Beheading by Kevin Sutton is a short collection of the author’s “advice” compiled into one book. While the subjects of the cartoons vary from vegans to beheadings, the style of humor remains consistent: dry, witty, and a tad bit profane. This book is neither for children nor for the easily offended.

After reading the first couple pieces of advice, I found myself thinking that reading 98 more was going to be a long, slow ride. However, number 5 made me crack a smile, and I was quickly chuckling aloud as I progressed through the book. Open the book to any page, and you’ll find a short piece of advice on the left page with a related cartoon on the right page. Sutton certainly won’t be winning any art awards for his stick figure drawings, but many of the cartoons added to the humor of the advice or, in some cases, completed the punchline.

Although some of the suggestions had me laughing out loud, I also found myself wanting to skim my way through many of them. In a book containing one hundred separate jokes, I wouldn’t expect all of them to be laugh-out-loud funny, but I did hope for more than ten. There are some hidden gems in here, but many of the pieces of advice could have been left out without detracting from my experience in any way. It felt like some of them were included just for the author to reach an even hundred and not because they are truly funny on their own.

Based on the criteria above, I would rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. I didn’t find any issues that would lead me to believe the book wasn’t professionally edited, and I liked how the cartoons complemented the jokes. However, as mentioned before, some pages had me smiling or even laughing while others left me confused or annoyed at yet another joke about diarrhea. I would agree with the review printed on the back cover, which compares the cartoons to a popular adult card game.

I would recommend this book to adults who enjoy irreverent, witty humor. It’s certainly not appropriate for children, and it would be best suited to readers who enjoy one-line humor and have thick skin, as the author finds ways to insult most of society, including individuals on both sides of the political aisle. For those who enjoy this kind of sharp humor, it could be a fun book to keep around and read, one piece of advice at a time.

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I believe that the comic book would have been more interesting if it was written and recommended for all ages. Maybe adults need to have some adult comic-relief too. Your review was to the point. Thanks.
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Post by Katie Canedy »

Man, I have to applaud your bravery for reading an ENTIRE book based on potty humor. I would have lost patience within the first 3 sections most likely. Great review. :)
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I like the way the book is structured: the advice on one side and an illustration on the other. However, if some of the meant-to-be jokes are dull, then it does not sound very attractive.
I think I'll pass this one.
Thank you for the honest review.
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