Luke Skywalker Can’t Read, Review

Luke Skywalker Can’t Read: And Other Geeky Truths by Ryan Britt

1.5 stars out of 5

I listened to this on CD, and I do apologize to the voice actor in advance because I will forever associate the reader’s voice with the pretentious arrogance of the author.

This book is a collection of essays that really don’t have much to do with each other aside from the fact that they are all on some type of “geeky” subject. I think the trend of editing a blog into a book is one that is really hit and miss, and this book was a big miss.

The author claims to be a “bad geek” yet he constantly goes out of his way to prove his “geek cred” on the topic he’s talking about. He really wants the reader to know that he knows All The Stuff. The collected essays are irreverent in the typical I’m-a-blogger-and-not-at-all-stuffy fashion that seems to be the norm for geeky blogs. And, while some of his thoughts were interesting, in most of his essays both his premise and analysis were shoddy and pompous.

If a person is interested in reading a book that analyzes various geeky subjects or themes, this really isn’t going to be what you’re looking for. I say, give this book a pass and don’t waste your time.


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