A bargain at twice the price
Taste being a personal thing, this question is about your deciding something just isn’t for you rather than slagging off others’ faves as being of little or no artistic merit (aka a load of old bollocks as it’s known in the trade). One man’s meat and all that…
Reason why the question came to me was the recent Crowded House thread when I thought that as I’d always been quite fond of Split Enz, I’d never really got deeper into the Finn’s more recent band than the better known songs (Weather, Dream, Cake, etc).
Subsequently bought the 2 CD Gold collection and got six songs in before deciding that myself and messers Finn et al weren’t – and were never likely to become – BFFs.
If I don’t really enjoy a book, I’ll generally chuck it within the first 50-pages.
While TV series rarely last more than one or two episodes, I did make a notable exception in the form of Peaky Blinders which I got four episodes into twice before deciding it wasn’t for me. Some stuff I just know I’m not going to like so don’t even bother to start (those US sitcoms where they » Continue Reading.
Sure there must be some fellow ‘dickheads’ here.
Reason why I’m posting this is that Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is currently a 99p last minute deal on Amazon UK (link attached).
While I prefer the five volumes of PKD’s collected short stories over his novels, Androids is one of his more accessible longer works and was the basis for Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.
If you’ve never read any Biggus Dickus, this might just be the kick up the arse your bookshelf needs during these dark, dystopian times (and times don’t get much darker or more dystopian than they do in Androids).
On the subject of Kindle Deals, anyone know if mousey is OK as he’s not posted his regular monthly update yet.