WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Hot tips

(Via Boing Boing.)

Following up on my post about video games as the new literature, I think this video has profound implications. The adorable young lady here is reviewing the video game, “Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance” (a series of words that is next to meaningless to me), but first she eats a habanero pepper to make things interesting. By the end of it, she’s just about moribund, then she drinks a tall glass of milk in three seconds or so.

This got me to thinking. Why can’t book reviews be this innovative? You could sell almost any mid-list novel if you could convince a reviewer to put the gustatory equivalent of napalm down his throat just before he begins. I reckon the tone of book reviews would improve drastically. Much more expressive language. A real sense of urgency. Readers will come away thinking they really have to read the book. This guy nearly died telling us about it.

So. Let’s get on this. It’s important.

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16 comments on “Hot tips

  1. tyroper
    September 13, 2013

    Wow. Just wow.

  2. Dave
    September 13, 2013

    No way I’m volunteering.

  3. margaretjeanlangstaff
    September 13, 2013

    You go first, Kevin, you first Show us (haha) how to do it

  4. rossmurray1
    September 13, 2013

    She… but… wha’… Internet… I… who… doink…

    That’s my Hot Towel Review of this video.

  5. John W. Howell
    September 13, 2013

    This is crazy. I think you are right though. Why can’t we have a nut case do something daring while reviewing a fiction thriller (let’s say). Shoot an apple off a volunteer’s head with an AK 47 perhaps?

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 13, 2013

      How ’bout swimming to Cuba without a shark cage while reviewing Jaws IX?

  6. Phillip McCollum
    September 14, 2013

    I like that you and John are upping the ante.. I expect to be entertained this time next month with a combination of your suggestions!

  7. 1WriteWay
    September 15, 2013

    Ha ha … not me πŸ˜‰

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