I imagine some people may be put off by the F word, but if they just omit that one and listen to the rest, EVERY parent has thought/felt this very poem. Thank you! IActually, now that I think about it, every morning person with a partner who is a night owl has BTDT -- WITH the F word!). LOL
The only good thing about this is Samuel L. Jackson's familiar voice. The rest is not funny and is redundant.
Guy with Weird Interests
I realize that this book was supposed to be a joke, but I was not amused. I realize that getting a child to go to bed can be frustrating at times. I'm sure that most parents have had similar thoughts to the ones expressed in this book. But, the idea is unoriginal, the language is crude, and the only thing that passes as humor in the book is how offensive it is.
Used correctly, profanity can be quite clever and extremely funny. This book, however, is profane from beginning to end, which ultimately precludes escalation of emotion and expression of frustration as the child's bedtime drags on. I expected a lot more than this little story delivered, perhaps because I'm used to reading books which rely on a much richer use of language to make their point instead of relying on vulgarity not only as a sales point, but to carry them through. Poor execution of a good idea.
This "book" would be boring and uninteresting without the word 'f--k' constantly appearing in it. With 'f--k' in it, it is much worse.
Unless you're a 9 to 14 year old (and enjoy hearing the word constantly repeated unnecessarily), I suggest you give it a pass. I got it for free and I feel I was ripped off!
Okay, with a title like that, what should I have expected? But, f@king, f@k is used every other word and amounts to gratuitous vulgarity. While the poem is cleverly written, associating it with a child is vile in the extreme. Would it be funny without the constant repetition of that word? Yes!
A few must reads: Mr. Mercedes, Narrows Gate, Cop Town, Bomb Proof, Wayfaring Stranger, The Son (Nesbo), Dept Q series...
Of course I've felt all the sentiments expressed in this poem. Every parent has. It's just a lazy work, using f--ck to be funny.
Way to much use of the word f-ck, after a while it is very annoying. Truly I'm surprised a publisher would publish this?