Bam pointed me to this delicious bit of absurdity today: Swedish dude writes a scathing review for a book that was never written.
As far as stupid and utterly pointless asshole moves, this ranks as one of the stupidest and most pointless I’ve read in a while. The paragraph below is possibly my favorite:
The newspaper has made an “unreserved apology” to Mattsson. Lundberg’s apology was more qualified. He told Svensk Bokhandel magazine that he had “got worked up in advance about Britt-Marie Mattsson because I detest her so very greatly. But let’s hope the book is published so I get the chance to say it for real.”
Hee! Dude sticks to his guns, you gotta give him that. “Fine, you caught me this time. But I have every faith that you will still SUCK THE ALMIGHTY WANG and I will stick it to you good when the book finally comes out.”
I wonder how the editors let this slip by them, though? I would’ve thought that they’d check the book’s title and ISBN to ensure at least a smidgen of accuracy.