When good words go bad you get this book.
This book is called The Book That Did Not Want to Be Read by David Sundin.
The nonsense is trying to be clever but falls flat.
However, there will be a reader some place, somewhere, that will say that this is the most wonderful and fantastic book ever.
This is not a book for everyone. It is a book for that one person who has an odd sense of what a good book is. While I hate to say it, this is one of the worse books I have ever read. But there will be some who say it is the best book ever.
I would like to talk to you dear reader who likes it. Because WHY do you like this book? If nothing else, this book will be one that will make people talk and think and there will be a “gold/blue dress” argument, only it will be “good book/bad book” instead.
The concept is a parent is reading the book you are holding in your hand. But the book itself does not want to be read. Therefore, it makes it next to impossible for the reader to read. The print gets smaller, the words go into nonsense, they change meanings and real and fake mix together. The print gets bigger. And the text fades away. The words change order, you lose the letter A, and they start to go in squares and other ridiculousness. There is also a break from the story with the narrator commenting that the parent asks the child if they must continue, how the parent is not thrilled with reading and more.
I just told you the whole story. However, you should experience the book for yourself. I will say, if you are in any way not “100 percent in a good place and/or mood” do not read this book. It needs a reader willing to give it a chance without any preconceived notices.
This book is translated by B. J. Woodstein which might be the reason me and TBTDNWTBR are not friends. My American “ear-eye” tends to not like certain translations and this is probably one of them. However, I will say that I did enjoy the illustration that has the wings. I am not a fan of the almost colorless, simplistic artwork, but that page did add a nice surprise while reading.