the deeper world."
B is for Beer by Tom Robbins
Format: Hardcover, 125 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
With Film Version? None
Number of Times Read: One and a half times.
Stare at the cover, then read the title.
A children's book, or a grown-up's? No way am I gonna buy a kiddie book! I'm so over and done with those for like two days ago! (x [Please bear with me and my humor.;)]
The title is kinda kindergartney-alphabet-song but the word BEER is obviously for me (and so is it for you, cus you're a grown-up too!). Suddenly I'm curious about the cheapest liquor that made me dizzy on party nights. I scanned through the pages and "..beer's made outta hops.." caught my eye. The first thing that came up on my mind is San Miguel Beer's advertisement of their product being made out of floral hops. I've been thinking, but never got around to Googling how beer is associated with flowers, because it makes me wonder, I mean, there's nothing flowery to its taste or scent. More like cat's piss to me, if you ask. I'm not much of a beer fan, I actually prefer it's stronger counterparts. I only drink it because it gets me in an inebriated state every time and anytime I desperately need to, at a cheaper price. Funny how we always associate expensive with quality, but we all know that's wrong. But when it comes to alcohol, most of the time, the more expensive it is, the tastier. And more intoxicating.
Of course, since I am actually featuring it on my blog, you can already guess that B is for Beer is so applesauce for a kiddie book! :D I finished reading it in just one sitting since it's got only 125 pages. It is beery enlightening (excuse the pun!), thanks to the beer fairy, who showed herself to Gracie to teach her something about the substance she's dealing with. That's when the beer lecture began and in a simplified manner, it is explained how beer came to be, who invented it, how it's made, where it comes from, and the things it does to the human body. The last bit, we both know already (don't deny! you drink beer too, am i righttt?) but it is fascinating to read about the funny and crazy and barbaric and the seemingly brave stuff humans do when inebriated.
So, is this a children's book, or a grown-up's? The author Tom Robbins said he intended it for children but he hoped that many adults would read it. Really, the cover and the illustrations found inside are actually quite enticing to the kiddies, but I don't think a kindergartner would ever want to read this stuff, or if she ever would, what the beer fairy has to say would be gibberish to her six year-old mind. But I really do hope older kids, and, yeah even adults, would get around to reading this. We all need to know about the beer fairy's lecture about this substance, because if you would look at the news, thousands of people get killed due to vehicular accidents and a vast percentage would account to DUI cases. And if there's a celebrity who should spend a few dollars for this kid-dult book, Paris Hilton would be it. Perhaps if she reads B is for Beer, she'll behave more responsibly. (x But I do like her. Really..(;
|Whatever, bitch. I think it's a lame publicity stunt.|
In case you're wondering about the hops, yes, they are indeed floral-- dried hop flower pellets actually-- and it's what makes beer taste bitter. Don't get it wrong by thinking that beer is made outta hops. Hops is just one of the many ingredients of beer. And just in case you're wondering whatever happened to Gracie, why don't you read the book?
Rating: 5 out of 5 beer kegs! ((;
"Mystery is the face everybody shared before they were born and the joke they'll finally get after they're dead."
"Never be afraid to love, not even when there's a chance you're not being loved in return."
"Courage is where you find it. Bravery that comes from a bottle-- or from book or from a sermon-- lacks the full strength and purity of bravery that comes straight from the heart."
"It's personal freedom, not hundred dollar bills that lights the soul's cigar."
"We are seldom as limited as we think we are."
"You know what the game of golf is, don't you? It's basketball for people who can't jump and chess for people who can't think." --> funny lol
"Beer can lead men to think they're mighty and foul-mouthed women to believe themselves amusing and hip."
"Beer's nice for being glad and dizzy, and sometimes for the mystery and stuff, but the happy that comes out of a beer can is not like the real happy you got to make in your heart."
"There's nothing like the word dangerous to generate interest: it's irresistible to young males, scary to most young females."
|Found this on Google images. I totally dig it!|