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Broetry Hardcover – July 5, 2011
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“Broetry provides poetic meanderings for the everydude.”—Time.com
Chosen as one of the Best Covers of 2011 by The Huffington Post
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I go to drink beer,
lots of beer,
and I go to eat
and most likely
and maybe wings
if someone else
I go to spend money;
it is Sunday
it is fall,
it is football
--excerpt from "Impact"
That is the "quality" of this book.
And a note on all the 5 star reviews. Notice how most are from July 13th or 14th? I bet those immediate 5 star reviews are from the author's friends trying to boost the rating of this book. Many of whom seem to be from Los Angeles / USC / Emerson , places the author lives or studied at.
So judge the book for yourself based on the excerpt above, not the suspect 5 star reviews.
It is not that I condemn this book out of snobbery, quite the opposite I condemn this book out of the snobbery of the author. I condemn him for believing his words and thoughts of the day are (rather than that of a typical blogger who has likely some sense of self-perspective) revolutionary and brilliant. Anybody could have written this book, all you would need to do is write a myspace quality "let's talk about what's going on in my life" text, spell check it, then make your sentence construction a bit awkward, and then read it with a strange cadence.
A girl, attractive, stood near
Working up the nerve to talk to her
3 More Jello shots will help
There, I just pulled that out of my proverbial ass, and it would fit right in with this book.Read more ›
With illustrations provided by Lars Leetaru, this collection of poems has all the components that make for a quick and interesting read! Two thumbs up! Makes for a great gift too!
What impressed me: I'm no poetry fan, but I could get through this book easily and managed to be mildly entertained for the most part.
What disappointed me: The novelty of McGackin's voice wears off about four poems in. If feels like it's supposed to be really funny, but completely misses the mark landing nearer unusual. Broetry proves poetry can be written for the masses, but it failed to strike a chord in me.
Recommended: Not really. It's only appeal is in its quirkiness.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Broetry is a funny and engaging book of poetry that take on contemporary manly topics, from the perils of Craigslist, an "Ode to Taylor Swift," and both Star Trek and Star Wars. Read morePublished on June 10, 2012 by Hello Happy
Considering poetry has a problem with its writers and readers being pretentious (See one star reviews), this book came as a welcome surprise. Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by Amazon Customer
What is not to like in, "Why Do Buses Smell?"
The young girls asks her
mother. I listen, because
I want to know, too. Read more
Brian McGackin's short poetry compilation Boetry is a funny take on being a "Bro" and all that entails from a cheeky, occasional mock up of previous classical poems to funny new... Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by Becky at "One Literature Nut"
I confess: I like my poetry down to earth, sexy/sexual, and with a sense of humor; "Broety" manages to be all these things at once, and does it with style! Read morePublished on August 24, 2011 by LI - Washington DC
I got a Free copy of the book at comic con! I read few pages, thought it was awesome. I gave the book to my sister's husband since they are going on a road trip to Texas with other... Read morePublished on July 22, 2011 by Falls out of my mouth!