Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Supremely Bad Idea, by Luke Dempsey

Sorry I haven't written here in a while. I actually finished this book a couple days ago. It wasn't fantastic, not a book I normally read, but it was good. It's written as a true story, like, the stuff in there actually happens to the author. It had a tone similar to that of Join Me, but this was a lot less funny, I think. It's about a British-American guy (like in Join Me) who suddenly gets obsessed with bird-watching, or birding, and he and his two friends go all over the country looking for beautiful birds to spot. Arizona, Florida, Washington, Colorado, Texas, lots of beautiful states. They have pretty interesting adventures, I suppose.

It was a little hard to read, because all the various, exotic bird names frequently go over your head. The author, Luke's, two friends are somewhat funny characters. They're a couple, Don and Donna Graffiti. That's right. Don and Donna. That's like in the movie Corpse Bride, where they matched up Victor and Victoria. And Graffiti? Funny name.

I don't know. I wasn't excited about this book, especially after I finished it. It felt like a waste of time, compared to many fiction novels I've read. You know, you finally understand why this is called A Supremely Bad Idea only when you get to the final page? I didn't like that.

In conclusion, I suppose reading this was, in fact, a supremely bad idea. Unless you're as into birding as this guy, I suggest you not read this. Coming up next: My official review for The 13th Reality: the Journal of Curious Letters, by James Dashner. I've been rereading it with my younger brother, Adam, and he's loving it as much as I am. My verdict will come very soon. Don't worry.

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