If I Can't Wave Like Princess I Must Be a Loser by Kat Nove Kindle Edition 246 pages (Finished 7/6/13)
For a book with such a great title, I was pretty disappointed. This was not the worst book I have ever read, but it was close. This is hard for me to be honest about since a friend of mine wrote the book. In truth, I have read another book she wrote and loved it, so I was excited when she told me this book was available on Kindle.
The book I enjoyed was Waiting for Karl Rove which she co-authored. It was a satire and quite funny. Despite her politics (a strong liberal Democrat) and her religious convictions (or lack of them being an atheist) being polar opposites from my politics and beliefs, I still found this first book enjoyable. Yes, there were some crass parts, yes there were a couple of chapters that I was uncomfortable with; but, all in all it was a book I would recommend to anyone looking for a humorous read.
I guess this was the type of writing I expected from "...I must be a Loser." This is definitely NOT what I bargained for. I almost stopped reading after the first 10 pages. Since I bought the book, and had a 'read a local author' category in a book challenge, I forced myself to finish the book telling myself I could endure anything for 246 pages. After all, I finished Flight to Zanicor.
First, she really should have had a friend (maybe me) proof read or edit her manuscript. The whole book was riddled with type-o's and grammatical errors. This is very distracting to me. My next clue should have been this was not fiction; it was a collection of her experiences at the bookstore, life with her boyfriend, and short essays on her rambling opinions. The crassness in this book was not the humerous banter that I read in her prior work.
To her credit, there were times that I did chuckle and smile. Overall, I would not recommend this book. At least if she asks, I can honestly tell her I read the book.
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