This was one of THE WORST books I've ever read for school. It's a complete bore-fest and rather oddly worded at times. It cured my insomnia and sleep deprivation, as it helped me sleep in class, whenever I read it at home, and when studying for exams.
On the plus side, if you take academics aside, this thing is the Swiss army knife of books.As a pillow it's OK, kinda on the hard side of things, but it works. I find that thicker books will set your head up higher so you may need a few under it. The cover is soft and cool for those of you who like to lay your skin on a cool surface. And the pages, if read while open, are excellent drool-catching devices.
If you take it with you camping, it makes excellent fire-starter material, or in a pinch it can be used for toilet paper if you can't find any while in the woods. God only knows why you'd be in the middle of the woods with this book, but hey, weirder things have happened.
I also have found that it's a good object for self-defense too. It's of solid material so the blows are delivered with force, but due to the binding material, the impact of the blow is absorbed into the other person rather than telegraphing back up your arm. I have found, on occasion, it's helpful to load it up with boogers first, so as to spray your attacker with paraphernalia during the assault. Should he/she try to go for your face, this book is an excellent shield to hide behind as well.
At times, while reading this, I also felt like I traveled to another dimension.... one full of red and black circular objects that appeared across a surface with words... oh wait, right, that's just the cover. That must have been when I fell asleep on it.
Finally, if you wish to boost your children up in the car, the book serves wonderfully to add inches to their seat so they can see above things. But beware, if the child toots on it, the farts ricochet across the cover (rather than being absorbed into the material of the seat) and around the entire car.
- Hardcover: 474 pages
- Publisher: Brooks/Cole ISE; 8 edition (7 March 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0840034350
- ISBN-13: 978-0840034359
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
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