January 25, 2006

It Just Gets Funnier and Funnier

The latest thump on the controversial best-seller "A Million Little Pieces" is a Seattle federal court lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of consumers for the "lost time" they spent reading the book.
Posted by Dr. Frank at January 25, 2006 04:17 PM | TrackBack

I read in the New York Times Online yesterday night that several staff members of the treatment facility in Frey's book have come forward to dispute his claims about the center...such as patients being attacked by other patients with no consequences from the center (one of the chief doctors said that any violence by either a patient or staff member results in their immediate expulsion), patients passing out in the common rooms and left there all night, etc.

Personally, I don't buy into this lawsuit. It was transparent to me when I flipped through the book for only a few minutes last year in Borders that the book was complete bullshit (and bad writing, at that). If you don't have the bullshit detectors required to see through the garbage, you deserve what you get.

Posted by: David Cummings at January 25, 2006 07:46 PM

Can I sue Don DeLillo for writing White Noise? I thought it was going to be a good book and I didn't like it. Someone owes me for my lost time.

Or how about Solaris? What a crappy movie. It was purported to be Sci-Fi but it really wasn't so much. Someone pay me for my 1.5 hours lost.

Posted by: nick at January 25, 2006 11:49 PM

Ever read that God-awful sequel to The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal? I'd love to sue for that one. Yeah, it was my fault for reading the whole thing. I suffer from a compulsive tendency to finish books that I start regardless of how bad they are -- I even powered through the whole of The Scarlet Pimpernel when the used-books store in Barbados had nothing else on offer but 1970s action novels with Corvettes on the cover -- but closing Hannibal felt like coming off a week's worth of "Quincy" marathons. There's got to be a class-action suit in there somewhere ...

Posted by: John Gould at January 26, 2006 05:35 AM

Wow, 45 whole minutes.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at January 27, 2006 09:44 PM