Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Book Review

   "I don't like this book," I said as I threw it down.  I surprised myself.  Everyone loves this book.  It is the commonly accepted celebration of old age.  It is filled with "heart warming tales" and poems about old folks, and is loved by everyone I talked to about it. 
   Except me.
   Never mind which book it is.  I know you
love it, because everyone loves it.  I don't want to open myself to your scorn for my bad taste. 
   I don't want to celebrate my old age any more than I would celebrate the loose tooth in my mouth that wobbles and wiggles but won't fall out, and is too much trouble to go to the dentist and have pulled. It is an accouterment of old age, and not worth cheering. It is an evil that come of being "super-annuated".  I'm proud to be eighty, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.  It is better than the alternative, they say.  I'm not going to write a poem about it, nor am I going to read any more of them.
   I am an old person who likes to love, but spare me any stories of octogenarians in bed.  That's when I threw the book down.  I bought it, but I don't have to read it, thank you.

10 comments:

herheadsnacloud said...

TEE HEE.........Thanks for the giggle...........wink! B.Lynne

mavarin said...

I have no idea what the book is, but I suspect I wouldn't like it, either. - K

ceschorr said...

well dammit, i don't like the book either.
sara

chasferris said...

Bless you, Karen and Sara.  You don't even know what book I am refeerring to, but you agree with me.  That's support.

tendernoggle said...

Don't feel bad because you didn't like the book that "everybody loved"...I have come across a lot of the so called wonderful books and could not get past the second chapter...and I am an avid reader! I will read anything that has words!
I am right with you on the age thing....too bad our bodys have to give us trouble when we are finally getting our heads on right! lol
Take care!
Carlene
http://journals.aol.com/tendernoggle/HORSESHOEBEND/

plieck30 said...

Well now you got me curious as to which book it is. I like to read but don't always like what other people do. Come on tell us the name. Paula

ryanagi said...

If it's one of those "Chicken Soup for the..." books, gag. Just about any book that tries to paint a sunny picture of aging gets the big ole boot from my "must read" list.

judypearllove said...

I DON'T KNOW WHICH BOOK IT IS BUT IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT THEN THE H-- WITH IT I DON'T LIKE IT EITHER. I DON'T LIKE GETTING OLDER EITHER MY BODY GETS TIRED MORE AND MY BONES ACHE WHEN IT RAINS AND WHEN IT DOESN'T RAIN I HAVE TO THINK OF OTHER EXCUSES BUT WHAT THE HECK I'M SO DARN WISE LOL COME ON OVER AND SEE SOME ACTS OF THE MEN AROUND ME LOL

valphish said...

There are many popular books that I don't like as well.  Hey, who says we have to like anything at all.  Well, I don't think I like this book either!! LOL  I remember trying to like a popular book once and forcing myself to read it.  I will never do that again.  I have done it with movies as well.  My own opinion is too important as well as my time.  Yours is, too!! xox

fisherkristina said...

Who cares what others like?  Go with what you like!  You go Chuck! -Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink