The Internet is a Playground and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$8.85
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Book appears new and unused, minor cover/edge wear from bulk shipping. Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping w/ package tracking. Fast shipping direct from Amazon's warehouse. All books/media have ISBN/warehouse labels on back.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Internet is a Playground Print on Demand (Paperback) – 2009


See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$45.41
Print on Demand (Paperback), 2009
$10.00 $3.00
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Print on Demand (Paperback)
  • Publisher: Fontaine Press (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980672929
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980672923
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (312 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,923,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Amongst my qualities, which include reciting prime numbers backwards from 90956, reading to blind children & training seals, embellishment may be at the top.

Customer Reviews

This is one of the funniest books I've ever read.
Chrisotpher R. Sabat
Overall, it's a much better read than the first book, even if it does make David look even more like a jerk than the first book.
Mark Eremite
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good laugh as well as a good read.
kyle ward

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

391 of 438 people found the following review helpful By Kaidea on May 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is quite possibly the best telescope I've ever bought. It's cheap, it works well, and it arrived quickly in the mail. My only complaint is it came with some sort of a coaster, or possibly a paper weight, that I'm not sure what to do with. It is a nicely decorated coaster however. Maybe the seven legged spider on the front will work as a warning to other spiders wanting to enter my apartment and make them think twice.

Again tho, excellent telescope. I can't say enough good things about it.
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
145 of 161 people found the following review helpful By Luke Balagia on June 2, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is so good I bought 6 copies and plan to buy several more. One is to read, one is to dip in chocolate and I will put the rest in a pillowcase or large sock and use it as a weapon either against criminals or bank tellers, depending on how well my day goes.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
30 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Stewart Wood on June 2, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had been meaning to buy Mr. Thorne's book for some time, but didn't want to actually pay for it.
However.
Having just read Ella J.'s daft put-down of the book via 27bslash6.com, I decided it would really be worth the heavily discounted price if for nothing more than to stick it to that sad, dreary, chubby carrot-up-the-arse. And yes, that can be a noun as well as an adjective; you don't think I would lie about something like that on Amazon's web site, do you?
Ella J., my hat is tipped. And by way of repaying the favour, if you would like some suggestions how to remove that obviously large and intractable vegetable from your fundament without incurring equally large and intractable proctologist's bills, please get in touch with either myself or David. It involves drawings of spiders, so you'd probably want to sharpen your pencil.
The book, by the way [that's BTW to you, Ella J.], is hilarious.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Atteridg on May 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
David Thorne is a humorist, satirist, Internet personality and author. It is also apparent that he has made a dastardly deal with the devil himself; one soul, for one razor-wire sharp wit. Mr. Thorne has a penchant for satire, the absurd, and the often drolly ghastly. Of course, at times he is a prick, but often in the best of ways, morphing into your racist swearing-whisky drinking-motorcycle riding-grandfather who flips you off as he zooms by naked, wrinkles rippling in the wind. As his bare ass disappears down the street, you know that Mr. Thorne is clearly in need of help, but he is definitely going places.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By R. Jenson on June 5, 2011
Format: Paperback
I understand this book has good advice on how to mail cats. I need this. Mostly I have been unsuccessful in doing this. Mostly.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By ruofmot on April 28, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I've been a long time reader of David Thorne's website, and was more than excited (very excited) to discover his novella.

I may have to sue him, because I just spit coffee on my work monitors. I was reading about Bill's insight of Google Images, and when I read "Horse Dicks" I was mid-coffedrink, and spit coffee all over my monitors. Now my boss is upset.

This may teach me that I am to do work while at work.

Thank you Mr. Thorne. I don't think you're a foggot.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Sicurella VINE VOICE on April 28, 2011
Format: Paperback
Somehow, in the hundreds of thousands of hours I've spent mindlessly procrastinating on the internet, I never came across 27bslash6. When I read the synopsis for The Internet is a Playground, the antics of David Thorne were totally new to me and I was intrigued. Paying a doctor with a drawing of a spider? It seemed just the right level of random and slightly insane that my sense of humor seems to gravitate towards.

In his emails, Thorne manages to walk the obnoxious without ever having to resort to rudeness. It's hard to believe these people continue to reply to him. The book is full of articles and emails from his website, but the best are the emails with pictures, either along the same lines as the spider or where people ask him to create something for them but give him way too much room to interpret their directions. Another favorite is a email conversation between Thorne and a hate mailer beginning with "I have read your website and it is obviously that your a foggot."

Those who believe that adults should act as such and take life seriously will find Thorne and The Internet is a Playground offensive. Most, I think, will wish they'd found him and his website sooner. Seriously funny on a hard to describe level, you'll either "get" David Thorne and his book - or you just won't. In my case, The Internet is a Playground caused out of control laughter and caused people to look at me funny.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
40 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Tia on May 11, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I laughed, I cried, I had multiple orgasms. This book does it all. David Thorne knows how to hit all the right spots.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews