Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Book Review: Elf Girl by Rev Jen

Title: Elf Girl
Author: Rev Jen
Genre: Non-Fiction
Subject: Geekdom
Publisher: Gallery
Release date: November, 2011
Length: 288 pages
I got this book: from the publisher for review

From Goodreads:
"Artist, mail-order Reverend, and all-around creative type Rev Jen is known for sporting elf ears and being curator of a Troll Museum inside her sixth-floor walkup apartment on the lower east side of New York City. She counts among her accomplishments being creator and host of “Anti-Slam,” an open-mike series where everyone gets a perfect ten (which The Village Voice calls “performance meets cry for help”), and working as a Christmas Elf at Bloomingdales. Now, this anti- Sex and the City girl and cheerleader for nonconformists, geeks, and oddballs of the world delivers a funnier, quirkier version of I Was Told There’d Be Cake or The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club . She’s zany, eccentric, and hopeful, and her unchecked candor makes her impossible not to love, as she recounts various tales from her colorful life."

Personal opinion:
I picked this up because I thought I would enjoy reading about a fellow geeky artist. The first few chapters were funny and I even laughed out loud a few times so things started off promising. I liked the quirkiness of the way Rev deals with life in the beginning but as I continued, it just became exhausting. I couldn't believe that someone can act like this ALL the time and after a few more chapters where my dislike for the story kept growing, I gave up and decided that I wouldn't finish this book. It was just too much for me, and I am pretty quirky myself but I just didn't buy it.

Bwah! I didn't like it!

Purchase links: Amazon
Other reviews: none yet.
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  1. It sounds like the kind of book that you don't need to finish in one go, but rather one you pick up only once every so often to read 1 or 2 chapters... so the funniness stays? :)

    I'm not sure though, since I'm not exactly sure what sort of quirkiness this writer/girl is up to? ;)

  2. Hmmm.. I am not sure... I mean, it does kinda follow each other so there is a kind of story line. I didn't find it interesting enough to return to anyway :)