That's right, it's new from Penguin and contains the complete collection of emails and articles from 27bslash6 plus over 160 pages of new material. It makes a nice present, protects against tigers, and can be read while hiding in small places.
Title The Internet is a Playground
Author David Thorne
Release Date April 28 2011
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Book 2 - All new, never before published material from the author of The Internet is a Playground and 27bslash6.com.
Author David Thorne
Release Date March 14 2012
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"There is usually a fine line between genius and insanity, but in this case it has become very blurred. Some of the funniest and most clever writing I have read in years."
"Brilliant, original, and astonishingly funny. Debuting at number 4 on the NYT best-seller list in non-fiction paperback this week, The Internet is a Playground by David Thorne is an extraordinary collection of correspondences and articles that had us laughing hysterically at every page turn. While much of the material is available on his website, the book contains enough exclusive content to satisfy regular readers and will fill that empty space on the bookshelf between David Sedaris and Douglas Adams perfectly."
The New York Times
"If you're a person of faith, as I am, prepare to be stunned at some of the behavior here. There are many stories in the book that are plain unethical including numerous drug references, anti-Christian values, and borderline sociopathic behavior. Avoid this book at all costs.”
"One of my favorite things in the world right now.”
"Brilliantly funny. ”
“It's a rare occurrence when a book can take you from a raised eyelid to hysterical laughter on every page. This should come with a bright red warning sticker for asthmatics.”
The Sydney Morning Herald
"The funniest book I've read in years. I actually called people and read parts out loud over the phone. Thorne, who is equal parts social cartographer, psychologist, and sociopath, throws sucker punches both juvenile and brilliant. Wicked, breath-taking, irreverent, and absolutely contagious, The Internet is a Playground is an effortless handsell: just start reading out loud."
“The most ridiculous, brilliant, stupid and clever nonsense I have ever come across. I laughed so hard and uncontrollably I could hardly breathe. Reading this on public transport is not a good idea.”
“Previously unaware of Mr Thorne's website, I did not know what to expect from this book but having a few minutes before leaving for the day, I decided to have a quick flick through. Someone, somewhere, forgot the 'Warning this product may be addictive' disclaimer on the cover. Three hours hour later, with sides aching from laughing like a maniac, I had to force myself to stop reading. While quite possibly insane, the author displays a unique and hilarious perspective on subjects ranging from religion, censorship and prejudice, to dirty apartments, moon buggies and cats. Brilliant, idiotic and outrageously hilarious, The Internet is a Playground defines Thorne as one the most entertaining and interesting writers in years.”
The Washington Post
“Gut wrenching, laugh out loud, gasping for air funny. As sharp, and often as cutting, as a scalpel. Absolutely brilliant.”
“If the Internet had a heart, Thorne would be its mitral valve.”
“Mr. Thorne fails to understand that there is a fine line between dark humor and psychopathy, and it is with gleeful abandon that he crosses this line numerous times in his book. It is my most fervent wish that David Thorne finds a highly skilled psychiatrist post-haste.”
“I am getting your website banned as we speak.”
The second book is out now with all new, never before published material.
The first book has debuted at #4 on the New York Times Bestseller list.