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  • The Chapo Guide to Revolution

  • A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason
  • By: Chapo Trap House
  • Narrated by: Felix Biederman, Virgil Texas, Brendan James, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 604

In a manifesto that renders all previous attempts at political satire obsolete, The Chapo Guide to Revolution shows you that you don’t have to side with either the pear-shaped vampires of the right or the craven, lanyard-wearing wonks of contemporary liberalism. These self-described “assholes from the Internet” offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the podcast

  • By my man know on 08-22-18

A beautiful, brilliant, stupid book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-18

As a longtime fan of the so-called "Dry Boys" and their podded casting product I decided to purchase the audio version of their book during a recent road trip. To my surprise the book was much more earnest and at times even academic than I had anticipated, but not without the near-inaccessible levels of obscure cultural and historical references that I have come to know and love.
I would compare the style to the works of John Hodgman, the main distinction between the two being that Hodgman's dry historical wit is erudite and winking, like an old southern dandy who makes you feel smart for getting his jokes. The Chapo Boys present their narrative in a style that is reminiscent of being cornered at a party by an autistic kid who has just tried cocaine for the first time. The jokes are obscure and references arcane, but in a different sort of way where you don't get to feel smug for being in on the joke because you begin to realize how much of your stupid life has been wasted consuming blog thinkpeices and video games and prestige television.
In conclusion, Libya is a land of contrast.

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