First I have to make a confession: I’ve already broken the rules on this challenge.
I took more than five minutes.
I know, I know, the rules clearly state five minutes, but I got sucked in to all those books! The boring background to my subject choice this week: I’m taking a break from sugar and all things sugary. As a result I’ve become somewhat obsessive. Who knew I was so addicted? So when my sugar-deprived brain bumbled about for a subject it came up with “sugar.”
Thousands of books resulted from my “sugar” search. I immediately eliminated anything not fiction. That helped, but there were still thousands, many of which seemed to have nothing to do with sugar. (Bel Canto? Really? Great book, but not what I’d consider a sugar subject) Also, there’s the “Ooh baby, gimme some sugar” variety of sugar books. Eew.
Then I saw this one:
and I knew this was the one. Illustrated by Jillian Youngbird and titled “Liquor, Drugs, and Sugar: The Long Fucking Weekend”, how could it not be?
So, here’s the description:
This “adult children’s book” follows the weekend adventure of Liquor, Drugs, and Sugar, three little monsters just looking for a party.
Yep. That’s the entire description.
Two (2) reviewers gave it 5 stars:
Clever adult humor presented as a children’s book. And in rhyme, no less! The illustrations are also incredible. I think my favorite character is Sugar. He’s the man.
Just happened upon this and loved every page. We have adult coloring books, so why not story books? Cool gothic characters in an adult-fantasy setting.
Wow. What a terse group!
So BUY or PASS?
Despite its affordable $2.99 kindle price tag, I pass. See? I can be terse, too.
To see more responses to Rosie Amber’s #FridayFiveChallenge this week, click here.