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Can't Be Arsed

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This is not a book for those easily offended (or even those who are able to get offended not matter how easily) as Wilson has a go at pretty much everybody (himself included). Again, if it had been funny then it could have pulled it off, but it's really not funny, nor clever. But the majority of the 101 entries were along the lines of 'tattoos look tacky' and 'Taxi Driver is boring'. For me it was an excellent book to dip into when I wanted cheering up, which lately given the current global pandemic, was much more often than usual.

Enjoy dipping into Can't Be Arsed and laughing at people you know who take these bucket lists seriously - Richard Wilson certainly doesn't. Some of us actually do think that Shawshank Redemption is a good film and who says that humans are more intelligent than dolphins ?A counterpoint to the infinite “must have” and “must do” lists that appear in magazines and on television, this detailed study reveals all the ugly details that are often conveniently ignored.

Hilarious, but some of the things Mr Wilson moans about should probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Some funny (and often sopt-on) reasoning on most of the 101 things (I guess the author did well on his school's debate team), but ultimately, a bit samey throughout. Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). Honestly I have no interest in 99% of the stuff in those books so why waste my time doing something I don't want to. If it had been funnier then this book would have worked, unfortunately it just feels like an old man ranting about things he doesn't like/thinks is overrated.

A sort of self help book that convinces you to do the opposite of a normal self help book by giving you 101 things you don't need to do and maybe just enjoy your normal life. Wilson rampages his way through the many varied things that you must see/do/read/watch/listen to while giving many a good reason as to why you just shouldn't bother. I am happy to leave dolphins alone, parachute only when the plane I'm in is not going to make it and, as for tying rubber bands to my legs and jumping off things with a nice view . whereas the Pyramids, the last surviving Wonder of the Ancient World failed to live up to our overly heightened expectations. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

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Proust's "A La Recherche du Temps Perdu", the longest novel ever, is dismissed with a single sentence: "Yes, yes, Proust tasted a biscuit that made him think of his childhood, we've all done that. Taking it with a grain of salt as I plan to do with nonfiction, I finished the first part, skimmed through the second part because I barely knew albums mentioned, finished the small 3rd part and closed the book before the 4th.

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