Sunday, 31 August 2014

Intro: The Piece of Shit Book Club

The Beginning

(by Beau Dashington)

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a group of men in possession of too much time, must be in want of a shitty way to gamble. Five boys, all alike in dignity, all wanting to force each other to read gay erotica and teen pop biographies. And so they came to an agreement; to have a bet every fortnight, with the winner choosing the worst book they could find, and the loser being forced to read it. And so they bet, and read handbooks for how to pick up women in coffee shops, and DYI guides for people wanting to avoid huge ships, and more. All this happened, more or less. Call us fuckheads, call us brave, call us Ishmael.

It may be the best of times in some places; but for these boys, it will most definitely be the worst of times: paying witness to the expanses of human ignorance while trawling the depths of bad literature.
The books these boys will have to read really are gonna be real pieces of shit.

Here are the rules:
  1. Books must be provided by the person assigning the book for review.
  2. The book has to be a reasonable length. No picking Mein Kampf or Atlas Shrugged. The reader should be able to finish the book in a couple of sittings.
  3. The book will be chosen by the winner of a bet, with the reader cycling through the following order:
    1. Peartree
    2. AdmiralFartmore
    3. HotBot
    4. Beau Dashington
  4. The bet can be anything, but all must have equal chance of winning/losing
  5. The book chosen can be from any genre, but must be presumed to be shitty
  6. Book reports are due in this thread within 2 weeks (PST time of the pre-assigned date). 

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