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Book Review of 100 Hilarious Little Howlers

100 Hilarious Little Howlers
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Helpful Score: 3

First off, a book thats title is fifty percent lies is off to a bad start. There are 100 stories and they are short (or little), but they are overall not hilarious or howlers. The stories are not all bad, so many are bad and, even if they are good, they arent all that humorous.

I struggled to read this book, and seriously considered quitting at about the half way point. This is something Ive actually never done. Rather than quit, I decided to continue reading and if I hit a story that just didnt grab me in the first page or so, to just skip it.

This was a good decision. It made getting through the longer and a long story in the book is about 10 pages and boring stories easy. Mostly because I just quit reading them and went onto the next story.

I was surprised by the stories that I didnt like. One that I skipped pretty much completely was written by Lewis Carroll. Whi the edytors chose to leafe yt in the straynge Englysh format yt was written yn ys a misteree to mee. I found miself unayble to read yt because all the is were written as ys. I just quit reading. I didnt think Lewis Carroll wrote in Old English, so perhaps this was supposed to be part of the humor of the story. I just found it annoying.

The other thing I was disappointed in is that the editors didnt seem to have any real method to how they organized the stories. They are not grouped by author or theme, they are simply presented in alphabetical order by story title.

Im pretty proud of myself for finishing this book.

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