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26/08/2014

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

I'm back from holiday! I've spent a week on the very lovely Greek island, Rhodes and it was a great week.Now back to the regular book schedule:

This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative--like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it--but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book:

          - Pictures
          - Words
          - Stories about things that happened to me
          - Stories about things that happened to other people because of me
          - Eight billion dollars*
          - Stories about dogs
          - The secret to eternal happiness*

*These are lies. Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness!

You may already know Hyperbole and a Half - an extremely successful blog with a style that cannot really be compared to anyone else's (if you don't know it, I urge you to go there and check it out. It's hilarious - also, it'll give you a better idea of what this book contains. Words can't really describe this sort of stuff.).

I've been a fan of Allie Brosh's style for years and have followed her blog forever. The updates are few and far between these days, but the old posts are still gold - and this book is just as brilliant. Containing half new material and half posts from the blog, it's a great book (and incredibly heavy! who knew coloured paper and drawings weigh so much?).

I was a bit reluctant to start reading, worrying it'd be a watered-down version of posts already online, but just 3 pages into the first (and new story) I was laughing out loud. Brosh's wonderful poorly drawn simple cartoons are the best illustrations you could ever want and her stories vary between dark/touching and incredibly funny.

Despite the almost 400 pages it's very quickly read and leaves you with a fond smile on your face - or completely confused as to what you've just read.

HYPERBOLE AND A HALF
»Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened«
by Allie Brosh
ISBN13: 9781451666175
371 pages / Published in 2013

Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2014

2 comments:

  1. Så fine billeder!

    Og åh, den bog har jeg længe luret på! Den virker SÅ sjov og fin!

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    1. Mange tak :) - og tak for inspirationen til at begynde at tage bedre større billeder!

      Den kan varmt anbefales, den er så fin :)

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