I don’t expect much from these parody books, but this one made me laugh out loud several times. I also liked how it followed the story, paying on the memorably scenes.
Don’t get me wrong this isn’t great literature. If you’re expecting something as good as the real book, you’ll be disappointed. But if have a scene of humor and like cheap laughs, you’ll probably like this one.
There’s nothing better than a typo ridden thanks to autocorrect comment about a book that adds an “i” to one word in the title to turn itself into a “parody”.
Nothing better, that is, until you read the actual description from the “author”:
You think you’ve read everything about Hazel & Augustus? That’s there’s nothing else to their Star Crossed love story? Think again!
As Charlie Brown likes to say: Good grief.
Ira Sandperl is a forty-two-year-old native of St. Louis who has, besides the beard, a shaved head, a large nuclear-disarmament emblem on his corduroy jacket, glittering and slightly manic messianic eyes, a high cracked laugh and the general look of a man who has, all his life, followed some imperceptibly but fatally askew rainbow.