Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dignity Takes a Holiday Gets Its First Review

It's not a professional review, but a Goodreads reader, but Opcit gave DIGNITY TAKES A HOLIDAY 4 stars. What I liked about the review is that the reviewer really didn't like the type of humor in the book, but didn't diss it because it wasn't his or her cup of tea--that, to me, is really cool. I have seen other reviewers take a book to task simply because it's the kind of thing they don't like to read and I always wonder: well, why didn't you read something else, then?

Anyway, I'm very pleased with this (and the John Waters comparison is spot on!):

Opcit
Jan 23, 2011
Opcit rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
First a disclaimer. This is the first book I've read by this author and I'm not familiar with his style of story telling. Dignity Takes a Holiday is definitely a funny book but if you are looking for a sweet rom-com this is not for you.

The humor is along the lines of a John Waters movie; and like a John Waters movie I cringed in some spots because I'm not into that type of comedy.

Although this is not my brand of humor, I recognize what the author intended and it succeed...moreFirst a disclaimer. This is the first book I've read by this author and I'm not familiar with his style of story telling. Dignity Takes a Holiday is definitely a funny book but if you are looking for a sweet rom-com this is not for you.

The humor is along the lines of a John Waters movie; and like a John Waters movie I cringed in some spots because I'm not into that type of comedy.

Although this is not my brand of humor, I recognize what the author intended and it succeeded beautifully both from a creative and a technical point of view.

Definitely a recommended read for if you like comedy along the lines of Strangers With Candy or John Waters.
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3 comments:

  1. As a lover of all things absurd, I just wanted to say that I really really enjoyed Dignity Takes A Holiday. It was so strangely funny, so body cringing, so Oh! My! God! But oddly poignant, too. Thanks!

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  2. Thanks, kel. DIGNITY was written for people just like you (and me). Humor can be very subjective.

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  3. And I'm glad you "got" its poignancy. In the end, it's really a story about searching for love.

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