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Insane and Insanely Funny,
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This review is from: How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, Artists, Contractors, Flange Turners, Anglesmiths, & Civil Servants (Kindle Edition)
David Rees is insane and insanely funny. Who else could write a book about pencil sharpening and leave you wanting more? David Rees can write humor behind his head and with his teeth (see chapter on novelty sharpening). The book reads like a roller coaster starting with a slow, uphill, tongue-in-cheek technical instruction. But once the coaster hits the top, it is a crazy thrill-ride to the end that only Rees' brand of unpredictable humor could pull off. I was laughing out loud. Includes an appendix of wines that taste like pencil shavings! I read from my Kindle and noticed one gap / hanging sentence in chapter 17 - not sure how much was missing.
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Initial post: Apr 18, 2012 6:29:53 AM PDT
Marcia Baumann says:
The gap / hanging sentence in chapter 17 of the Kindle edition has been corrected. The physical book should be fine.
Posted on Jan 18, 2013 6:26:37 PM PST
What's missing is a short phrase that completely changes the book's entire theme.
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