Having just missed one hundred books in the first year of The Book Challenge, in 2010, I made the full tonne. Still reading, but without the challenge, take a look at the reviews for the books that I have read this year.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Book 35 - Sod That!

Book - Sod That! 103 Things Not to Do Before You Die
Author - Sam Jordison
Year - 2008
Genre - Toilet Book
Pages - 227
Bought for me by Jeni and Alinda

Adding to the neverending array of toilet books that are available, a relative king of the genre, Sam Joridson, has released this little nugget.  List books are all over the place, and a prime varient of this genre is that of 'Things To Do Before You Die'.

What Jordison offers is a subversion of that, with a pile of things that are commonly put on to these lists, but that he argues you definitely should not be doing.  Suggestions such as 'Read Ulysses' or 'Shave All Your Hair Off' recieve the treatment on why they should not be done.

And it's pretty amusing.  But much as you may expect, it is not the kind of book that is going to set the world on fire.  Give it a read by all means, and to pick up for a few minutes at a time, it is just right, but don't expect something that is going to stay with you for ever and ever.  And that is pretty much all I have to say.

7/10

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