So what’s the deal with this thing, then?
Simply put, I find and read some cheap old paperbacks, usually science fiction, and review them for your pleasure.
Just any cheap old paperbacks?
My rules are:
- The book costs less than a dollar.
And that about covers it. I tend to prefer cheesy-looking old science fiction novels, usually with names similar to The Blanks of Blank, but really that’s not hard and fast. At all. The key words are cheap and paperback.
What are you hoping to accomplish?
Mostly I’m here to entertain a little bit. Other than that, I think it’s a good exercise for writers to read things that aren’t especially good. You won’t become a good writer just by reading things you think are great and trying to emulate them. Sometimes you have to read things that are bad so you know what not to do. That’s a cliché, I know, but it’s also pretty true.
How often do you intend to update?
I try to update on Sundays, because nothing else ever happens on the Internet on Sundays.
What qualifies you to do this?
I have a degree in English and I like to read this kind of thing.
If you’re so good at picking apart other people’s hard work, where’s your book, Mr. Smartypants Lit Major?
Umm…look at that weird bird over there! It’s got a thing on it’s head! Squawk, squawk, Mr. Bird!