Saturday, June 30, 2012

How Bad Is It?

Some people may wonder if The Complete Bubby Anthology is the worst book ever written. The answer is: "No; not by a long shot!"

That honor goes to the book, Atlanta Nights, by Travis Tea. The description on Amazon proudly proclaims," The world is full of bad books written by amateurs. But why settle for the merely regrettable? Atlanta Nights is a bad book written by experts."

So what is the deal with Atlanta Nights? Well, in response to a claim by PublishAmerica that they are not a vanity publisher and take the time to carefully screen submitted manuscripts, a group of authors "collaborated" to write the worst piece of junk possible. The best part is that PublishAmerica offered them a contract! You can read the tale of how it came to be at Travis Tea's webpage.

What exactly is so horrible about the book? Well, for starters, as the Wikipedia page for Atlanta Nights explains, there is a computer generated chapter, a skipped chapter (21), two chapter twelves, and two separate but identical chapters (4 and 17). On top of that, there isn't even a cohesive story line. In short, it is a mess - though I am told it is funny.

So, if you'd like to see what the fuss is all about, go buy yourself a copy of Atlanta Nights, by Travis Tea. And while you're at it, buy a copy of The Complete Bubby Anthology (because if you're going to buy the former, then can you really argue that your standards are so high that you won't buy the latter?).

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