I kind of forgot how I came across Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh (it was obviously an online search that started with one keyword and ended up a hyperbole and a half away on the interweb), but I know what caught my attention. It was the illustration style. It reminded me a great deal of what The Oatmeal features. And I absolutely love The Oatmeal. Love, love, love that style of writing, comedy, illustration. Love everything about it. Just. Love. It. Period.
So, one thing led to another, and I kind of caught myself throwing a hissy fit (with myself) for the book. But obviously, I did not give in, because what sort of an adult would I be if I gave in to all my whims? Oh, who am I kidding? I did not, because, I realized that much like the other books on my Weekly Wishlist, this book too was unfairly expensive.
That means, if I am prudent (and half lucky), I could get nearly 5 to 6 books for the price that I would pay for this book. Well, I haven’t yet found the 5 to 6 replacements for the much desired Hyperbole and a Half. So, the dilemma is still very real – to stay strong and look around for books that can go on my TBR list, or to cave in and buy one expensive book.
Anyway, before I go and toss a coin or draw chits or do something like that, let me quickly tell you a little bit about the book. Hyperbole and a Half started as a blog where Allie Brosh delved into her childhood and her youth – the happenings, mishaps and inner dialogues that she experiences. Well, it’s likely that at some point, when reading her blog, you’d point out and exclaim “That’s me! That’s what I’d think/say/do!”. That’s because she takes the everyday, the tough parts of life, the lows and points of doubt and adds her signature wit. It’s this wit that I am yearning to experience in her book. By the way, check out what Bill Gates has to say about this book here.
So, finally, will I buy it or won’t I? Should I or shouldn’t I? What do you think?
Have you read Hyperbole and a Half – if yes, what did you think about the book. If you haven’t, what would you do in my place? Let me know your thoughts!