Neckbeard Uprising Paperback – 31 Jan 2013
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About the Author
TJ Kirk is the owner and operator of the popular YouTube channel, TheAmazingAtheist. He has amassed a following of over 350,000 subscribers who have made his channel one of the top 1000 on Youtube. TJ resides in Ohio with his wife and his vicious guard pug.
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'Neckbeard Uprising' contains so many blindingly obvious spelling and grammatical errors that I'd be tempted to say that T.J. never gave it so much as a cursory glance after he'd typed it out. This does not seem to be a case of poor spelling on T.J.'s part, in fact most of the more complex words used are spelled perfectly. It smacks more of indifference, ham-fisted typing and a complete lack of proof-reading: consisting mostly of getting letters the wrong way around (e.g. the fifth word of PAGE ONE!), words arbitrarily capitalised in the middle of sentences and, in one instance, a number 9 preceding the letter 'i' as if he'd been typing in a hurry and slipped on a key. None of the glaringly obvious mistakes in the book could've escaped TJ's notice on a second reading, yet they went to print. Speaking of print, this book ostensibly comes in at 185 pages but uses such a large font that it probably wouldn't have passed 100 otherwise.
However, I've always believed that mistakes in how its conveyed should not dampen the message of the work itself, so let's talk about content. If you follow T.J.'s work on YouTube and his smaller vlogging channels (TJDoesLife, etc.Read more ›
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But by far the worst offense of 'Uprising' is its sheer lack of content. Presumably to hide this fact, the font has been scaled up big-time. Each page only has about 160 words. Multiply this figure by the page count (192), and you end up with just under 31,000 words. To put this in perspective, professionally published novels typically run at 80,000 to 100,000 words. At $15, you're getting a fizzle for your buck at best. So be warned.
Now, I like TJ and will continue to watch his videos, but this book was a huge disappointment. I really hope TJ learns from this mistake and releases a better, more robust book in the future. Until then, a revised edition would be nice.
Shine on, you magnificient gentleman and scholar.
A lot of other reviews mention the blatant spelling errors. These ARE annoying, and I can't understand how they got through to publishing without anyone having proofread. However if you enjoy the content, it's easy to overlook.
So if you're a fan of TJ Kirk on the internet, I highly recommend this to you.