Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Slash's Book

Overall, I liked it. I won't bother reviewing it or anything. Whether you like or don't like the book has more to do with what you think of Slash than it does with how the book is. The book is really just not strong enough to stand up on its own.

If you like Slash, though, the book is fun.

What I will say is that I wish they would have spent a little more money on proofreaders. Seriously, even when the prose was tight (which wasn't that often), the actual text was as sloppy as they come. It's like someone used spellcheck but decided to save time and not bother with grammar check. All the loose ends were just left in. So, while the words were mostly spelled right, they would often be out of place. Sentences would start and then restart missing key words. While there were no total deal breakers, it just seemed like such a shame that so much effort was focused on the package while so little was focused on the contents. It is ironic, considering how much time Slash spends distancing himself from the style over substance 80's hair metal bands, that his book winds up looking much better than it is.

As a guilty pleasure, though, it was not half bad.

Now it is time to get back to more interesting fare. I'm also planning on starting a pen and paper journal. Hopefully, that will force me to get back into writing more regularly. Right now, though, I have to cook some lunch and get ready for work.

So long for now,


ps. If you haven't invested yet in Tom Waits' 3 disc set Orphans, do so. It is incredible.


John Mutford said...

Slash and Tom Waits.

The more I visit your blog, the more I'm convinced we were separated at birth.

Remi said...

Not a great visual, but I can sympathize.