Tuesday April 28th, 2009

terrible terrible terrible sucked boring stupid

Here’s a good idea: collecting one-star reviews of classic works on Amazon. Entertaining, certainly, but soon after falling down the one-star rabbit hole, you may be persuaded that nothing is worth your time. To wit, here’s a succinct review of The Great Gatsby:

terrible, terrible, terrible! This incredibly boring book, although considered an american classic, is dismal. Don’t bother with it, and read Douglas Adams instead.

Ah, but here’s a review of Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

it sucked it was boring and stupid anyone who thinks ball point pens are funny is an idiot

So, fair warning: These critics clearly have such high standards that you may never read another book.

(Via The Millions)