Tastes Like Human: A Book Review
April 20, 2012 book reviewtl;dr - Tastes Like Human: The Shark Guys' Book of Bitingly Funny Lists is an okay "bathroom book" of lists, but falls short of the goal of Cracked. Three out of five rabid wombats.
Sometimes writing one review will get you a chance to write another. It's an interesting proposition; the first book tends to tinge the second. That applies to Tastes Like Human: The Shark Guys' Book of Bitingly Funny Lists. One of the authors offered me a digital review copy because I had reviewed Cracked's book, and said theirs was similar.
I knew pretty quickly that Tastes Like Human was going to fall short of my expectations, but kept coming back to it. I would read a little bit here, a little bit there. (That's part of the reason it took me so long to write this review.) And that's when I realized that this book does have a role that it's perfect for - the bathroom book.
I remember my grandfather had a book like that once (though my grandmother supplanted it with supermarket tabloids). It was something to read while you were on the toilet. Entertaining enough, but not something you'd get sucked into. Tastes Like Human falls squarely in this category, and there it succeeds.
As a digital eBook, Tastes Like Human: The Shark Guys' Book of Bitingly Funny Lists retails for $2.99.