The best things about the Salmon of Doubt...
Posted to %afda by Kenny Hutchings on 28 September 2000
Surely the best book ever?
- Unlike other hefty paperbacks, it takes up very little space on my shelf.
- For similar reasons as above, it's very convenient for travelling with.
- I never lose my page.
- I don't need a spare year to read it.
- There isn't a cult following that insists you know every passage from it inside out.
- It's a cost-effective purchase.
- No-one ever wants to borrow it.
- Even if they did, I wouldn't miss it.
- No-one ever complains about what a disappointment the ending is, or how much of a let down it is to the author's otherwise fine writing style.
- It sits neatly on the coffee table without making it look untidy.
- You know that if they ever make a film out of it, it definitely can't be anywhere near as good.
- It must be incredibly popular, as you can never find a copy in the library, or in bookshops.
- The rareness of signed copies make them very valuable things to have.
- You'll never draw ridicule by proudly carrying a copy with you.
- It never causes arguments between devoted fans.