Title: Geek Wisdom
Author: Stephen H. Segal
Page Count/Review Word Count: 224
This book has its ups and downs, usually depending upon whether you’re familiar with the book, film or TV show that the authors are talking about. The book itself is split over around five different sections, with each section being further seperated into individual quotes with accompanying info on where the quote comes from and what it means to us in our day-to-day lives.
And that, in a nutshell, is what this is – almost a manual on how to live your life based on the teachings of classic geek culture. It’s well-written and often self-referential, and while it is a lot of fun while you’re reading it, it’s also just the right length. After a while, it would start to get tedious, but I think the authors did a good job of including only the very best of their material.
I got annoyed, once or twice, by an error which kept on reoccurring – sometimes words were preceded by a random apostrophe, like ‘this. It’s frustrating, but it wasn’t enough to hamper my enjoyment of what was otherwise a pretty good read, the sort of thing that you could receive as a gift and actually enjoy reading. As long as you’re a geek or nerd.