Monday, June 20, 2011

They call it "a children's book for adults"...

Have you heard about this novelty book? I think I'm late to the party. It's called "Go The F--k To Sleep". You can imagine what the story is about, just from the title. There have been books like this before but I do not remember one getting as much hype as this one.
If you have not heard about it, you can read about it in the links below.

> Guardian UK story
> Huffington Post
> Wikipedia
> Amazon
> Outside The Beltway

Full disclosure, this is not even remotely a children's book. It is a PARODY of a children's book. Please keep that in mind... and if you happen to click on a You Tube link within one of the stories above to listen to Samuel Jackson read it, please, please do keep in mind that it's not safe for work (NSFW). There is a lot of swearing in it.

My brother in law received it for Father's Day, and I was able to check the book out this weekend. I will keep my personal appraisal of the book off this blog, but I wanted to simply chime in on the book, if for no other reason than just to keep you "in-the-know" if you happen upon a water cooler discussion about it.. Of course, YOU, Dear Reader, probably already know ALL about it. Like I said, I am late to the party on this one. ;)

1 comment:

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

I saw this book on Amazon's best seller list the other day and just couldn't believe my eyes. I think I read the title like 5 times. LOL

Thanks for posting about it Kath. I like that we can openly discuss everything book related.

I haven't seen the inside, just have read a few lines online. This is just my personal opinion, not the PBJ's.

I understand this is a picture book for adults and that is a parody but is swearing really necessary? I think is a fantastic idea to aim a picture book for adults. I mean, why not!? But I just find it gruesome to see the illustrations along with that type of language. Just looking at the cover makes me shiver.

Maybe I'm old fashioned and I hope I haven't lost my sense of humor. ;o)

I sure hope they keep this book REALLY high on the book stores' shelves, available for the adult who wants it but far away from little kids' hands.