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2 of 5 What-The-Actual-Fuck Stars – Bible is Not Great by Soren Sagan.

But this title is great, right? I mean, tell us how you really feel. it’s not good, it’s not bad, it’s just not great. Big fucking deal. Lots of things are not great, but those things aren’t destroying the world. And this book suggests that religion is, in fact, what’s destroying the world.

This book is a historical breakdown of everything that’s wrong with the bible. How most of the stories within the bible are copied from earlier myths from history. It goes on about the likelihood that the story of Noah and the flood is probably just an account of the last ice age, where the oceans rose and swallowed up whole countries, and all that shit.

And for some reason, this book also tries to break down all other religions as well. I thought this was supposed to be about the bible? Nope. It’s really about how all religions are bullshit, and how that bullshit is killing millions upon millions of innocent people. And how nice this planet would be without all that bullshit.

The main problem I had with this book was the fact that the author repeated himself constantly. Like over and over. I mean, the Noah story was in at least 4 different chapters in this fucking book. And the Adam and Eve thing was in 3 or more chapters. And Moses in his fucking basket was mentioned in several different chapters. I mean this whole fucking book was redundant. It’s just the same fucking thing, over and over, told in slightly different ways.

I’ve read several atheist books, including Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, and I’ve always found that the most interesting bits in those books aren’t about the bullshit in the bible. The reason I read those books are because of the constant christian bashing. I mean, Dawkins goes on and on about how retarded christians are. Like how you can present Ken Ham with all the evidence in the world about how the earth is not only six thousand years old, but Ham will still smile like an idiot and say “Nope, you’re wrong.” That shit is comedy gold.

But you’ll find none of that comedy gold in this goddamn book. This book is just about the facts. No christian bashing at all, really. Where’s the fun in that?

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3 of 5 Perfectly Normal Stars – The Psychopath Test.

It’s comforting to know that I am not, in fact, a psychopath. I wasn’t quite sure, until I read this book. It gives you a definitive answer.

Part of me was hoping that I was a psychopath, because it would sure explain why I’m so fucked in the head. Apparently, just being a crazy person that thinks about killing people all the time, does not make me a psychopath. In fact, I learned from this book that there is a really short answer to the question: Am I a psychopath? If you think you might be a psychopath, you are not one. It’s that simple. So, you don’t even have to read this book now. I saved you some time.

But, if you think: Fuck that noise! I’m not a goddamn psychopath. I’m just smarter and better than all you fuckers. Then, you might want to read this book. Because you’re probably a goddamn psychopath.

So, fuck psychopaths in their dirty assholes. Or don’t. Because, if you’re close enough to fuck their dirty asshole, they’re probably going to kill you. Then fuck your dirty asshole. Because they’re sick like that.

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4 of 5 Dusty Stars – The New New Thing by Michael Lewis.

After reading this book, I wanted to read everything Michael Lewis every wrote. Then, I found out he loves baseball, or some shit, and wrote a bunch of baseball books. Fuck that shit. Baseball sucks.

But, this book is fucking awesome. Lewis weaves a thrilling tale, with fascinating characters, just like a novel. Of how the west was won. How did all those big start-ups succeed, and why did those epic failures fail. As an entrepreneur, I find this book absolutely thrilling.

This book is mostly about the amazing, or maybe just very lucky, Jim Clark. He started three different billion dollar companies. Like a boss. Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and Healtheon (WebMD). He started all those fucking companies, and made shit tons of dough in the process.

How the fuck Netscape made billions of dollars, I’ll never understand. It’s even detailed in this book, but I still don’t get it. Pretty much everyone that worked at Netscape became a millionaire overnight, when it went public. The company didn’t make a profit. In fact, it lost millions, hand over fist. But, because of the IPO, everyone got rich.

Then Jimmy boy got bored, and went on to found WebMd. It’s amazing what you can do with a few billion dollars these days. Jim Clark just kept building more and more companies, and got lucky as fuck. Because how was he to know what company would really make it big? Is he a fucking genius, or just very, very lucky? Nobody knows.

If you don’t give a shit about business, or start-ups, or tech in any way, you will probably find this book boring as fuck. But, for the rest of us, there’s nothing better. It’s a great, fun romp of a book.

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