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Posted October 18, 2012
I’m a big Steven Williams fan. I’ve previously enjoyed his collection of jokes and his very useful book of sex tips, so I thought I’d give this one a go.
Honestly? I expected it to be more of a humour thing, full of hilarious pick-up lines no-one would ever actually use. I was looking forward to a chuckle.
And some of them were indeed terrible enough to make me laugh out loud. If anyone said the words “Excuse me miss, is your father by any chance a candy shop owner?” to me, I’d get out of there pretty quickly. Although I’m sure there’s someone out there who would appreciate it, in an “ironic” manner, of course
But I do think it could actually be of use to some people. For those who are nervous at the prospect of dating, there’s some pretty good practical advice after each line, explaining the thinking behind it.
So even if you can’t see one of these gems actually coming out of your mouth, the book should be helpful with your dating mindset.
The layout of the book was simple and clean, with the pick-up lines in bold to clearly separate them from the advice beneath. Obviously, it’s not a book you want to read straight through, and the line-advice- line format makes it particularly easy to dip in and out of. It wasn’t easy for me to find a particular line when I wanted to show it to someone else, but I don’t know how you’d make this easier. How do you classify pick-up lines?
It wasn’t that useful or enjoyable for me, but if you enjoy laughing at something cheesy or know someone that needs some simple dating advice, you might like this book.
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Posted January 16, 2013
The contents of this book are made very evident by the title but there is a little
bit more to it than the books I am used to. I am not a big fan of pick-up lines
so this book isn’t really my kind of style but I did like the fact that with each
pick-up line, Stephen Williams included a description of each pick-up line
and gave some detail as to how it could be effective and how the receiving
end might perceive it.
The style of writing is quite simple but I think in this case it should be
casual because the whole idea of the book is to create a natural and
chatty environment to help you bag the perfect date. Ultimately, the
language in the book should try and reflect language that the average
person would use and I think this has been captured well.
I would say that this book has suitably met up to it’s title and I would
recommend this book not only to somebody who needs help picking up
a date in a social environment, but I would also recommend it just as an
interesting read and some insight into the social world. Some of the
pick-up lines could really help with regards to picking somebody up but
others are just highly amusing to read and imagine, so this book can be
both entertaining or useful depending on what you are looking for. I
definitely had a good chuckle and got my own value out of it.
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