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Content or attitude-which is creepier?
on January 1, 2014
If you are setting yourself up as an authority of what's creepy, it's probably a good idea to make sure you, yourself, are not the creepiest of all. I found the judgy attitude of the author, who seems to really get off on goofing on others, to be an ironic bit of ultimate creepiness. Et tu, Brute?
From a practical standpoint, the book did not work very well for me on the Kindle, since a lot of his creepy points were made at the expense of photographs. When the caption appears on the next page, does it lose a great deal of the point? Yes, it does, for me at least. Numerous photos interspersed with captions do not lend themselves well to the Kindle. On the other hand, without the photos the "book" (or collection of snarky asides, which is what it really is) would be even less coherent.
I will never get the two hours of my life that I spent reading this book back again. And that may be the creepiest thing of all.