When you read a lot of books, you sometimes find that they blend into each other, that the storylines, characters, setting are all one in the same. It can be hard to find something truly original. But not impossible.
Book Simulator by Chris Yee is for people who don’t like to read. It is for people who would like to convince their friends they are avid readers. Yee provides tips for such people, which include page turning, eye movement and note taking.
I’m not going to state otherwise: this book is not going to be for everyone. I gave it a go because people always ask me how I read so much. They wish they could do the same. Now I have some useful tips to give them so they can at least give the illusion of a bookworm status. If you know anybody like this, Book Simulator would be a good gift.
But what did I really get from this book? I got a tongue-in-cheek book that was fun. witty and easy to read. It was a book that made me smile as I recognised some reading traits in myself. At the same time, this is more than just a funny book. It is a book which embraces not just the joy of reading but the art of storytelling. It encourages people to continue the tradition and enjoy it too.
It is hard to write this review without going into too much detail. To go into the level of detail I would like would end up in spoilers. So, I’m just going to sum it up by saying: if this review piques your interest at all, it’s very likely you will enjoy Book Simulator. Go pick up a copy and give something unique a try.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.