Thursday, November 18, 2010

101 Places Not to See Before You Die

Stretched. There are a dozen or so funny pages in Catherine Price’s book, 101 Places Not to See Before You Die. Having taken the contrarian approach to the bucket list genre, Price must have easily come up with thirty or forty choices for her list, and was able to write witty prose that provided the bulk of the entertainment in this book. It seemed to me that to come up with her target of 101 places, she had to stretch quite a bit, and the humor often disappeared, and the shtick became tiresome. Readers who like a quick laugh will find some chuckles here, but getting to them requires a journey to some places that are better left unvisited. Readers with the patience to move briskly past the boring parts will be rewarded with some good laughs.

Rating: Two-star (Mildly Recommended)
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