What RBL Should Be Like II…
In our profession you have to be collegial, scholarly, and mostly boring; but seriously, how cool would it be if people could review other person’s works in RBL like this guy’s review for the film Old Dogs? That’s mostly a rhetorical question. The correct answer is: awesome. Way more awesome.
I would never miss an issue
If “Old Dogs” were a person, I would stab it in the face.
Millions of years from now, after Western Civilization has fallen and the Earth has ruptured and cooled and been reborn and a new life form has taken over the planet, if any of them happen to stumble upon a working DVD player and a copy of “Old Dogs,” they will sum up the passing of our culture with two simple words: ”Good riddance.”
If you truly hate your family and you’re all trapped together this weekend, and you reeeeeally want to punish them and show them just how little you value their joy, then by all means, pile into the car and rush out to find a theater playing “Old Dogs.” But if you have any self-respect at all, and if your time and your brain cells mean anything to you, then skip it. It’s not ironically awful. It’s not so bad it’s great. It is a soul-crushing experience, depressing and sad, bad enough to make me retroactively wish away the careers of all involved. [read the whole thing HERE]
I can see my RBL review of Tilling’s first book now if I was allowed to write this way:
“I don’t want to ruin his book for you, but let me give you a little context: it’s horrible. If Tilling’s book was a person I would punch it in the face…”
Tell me you wouldn’t want to read that review. Oh well, I guess that’s why we have our blogs.