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04 August 2011 @ 05:15 pm
Also, this is a thing that exists, which kind of makes me want to die, a little:

Henry VIII: Wolfman
La Reine Noire: Epic Faylelareinenoire on August 4th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
...I have no words.

Although, there is a small part of me that kind of wants to read it, as, perhaps, the Arena of historical fiction, something so horrible it crosses over into hilarious.</a>
tempestsarekind: your strange behavior puzzles marthatempestsarekind on August 5th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
...Wow. I didn't even know that Arena was a thing.

I don't know if I have the sort of patience to read something like Henry VIII: Wolfman, though. If it were a film you could get a bunch of friends together and make an event of mocking it, but reading the book might be too solitary--even if you made fun of it with other people after.

Or maybe it would be amazingly, awesomely bad, and worth every cringing second. Who knows? :)
La Reine Noire: Vergillareinenoire on August 6th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
I didn't know it existed until a few weeks ago when I watched it with some friends at midnight while drinking a great deal of wine and laughing our heads off. It is excruciatingly bad, but in a hilarious, overuse-of-gold-lame, how-many-of-these-people-ended-up-on-DS9? kind of way.

And it's true that it's easier to enjoy horrible films than horrible books because of the shared experience. Although I did get a nice bit of catharsis out of ripping Philippa Gregory to shreds on LJ. ;)
tempestsarekind: no party like a tudor partytempestsarekind on August 6th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
Heh--I'm sure you did!
Constant Readerskirmish_of_wit on August 4th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
I find the cover's parody of Penguin covers hilarious.
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on August 5th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
That's definitely my favorite thing about it! In fact, I discovered it while browsing at my local bookstore, and at first (I wasn't paying attention) I was puzzled as to why there was a stack of Penguin books on the "recent arrivals" table, because they usually put the Penguins et al. straight onto the fiction shelves.
the cold genius: henry the huttangevin2 on August 4th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
...that looks epically funnybad. :D
tempestsarekind: i am my father's daughter [elizabeth]tempestsarekind on August 5th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
It definitely looks like it has the potential to be amazing in its funnybadness, yes!

(Also, your icon is stunningly appropriate. Though that novel might be harder to sell.)
La Reine Noire: Vergillareinenoire on August 6th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
ALL HAIL THE Supreme Head of the English Church HYPNOTOAD.
litlover12 on August 5th, 2011 01:00 am (UTC)
tempestsarekind: facepalmtempestsarekind on August 5th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
That's about the size of it, yes. :)