I'll Go Home Then, It's Warm and Has Chairs - The Unpublished Emails
I just finished reading David Thorne's I'll Go Home Then, It's Warm and Has Chairs: The Unpublished Emails. I read his first book, The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius, and I enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed the new book even more.
The first book is mostly an adaptation of the emails posted on his website, 27b/6. The new book also contains some of the website, but as its title says, contains much more.
If you don't know David Thorne's humor, the praise on the back cover of the book might help.
"Brilliant, original, and astonishingly funny. Fills that empty space on the bookshelf between David Sedaris and Douglas Adams perfectly."
- Donald Matthews, The New York Times
"It is my most fervent wish that David Thorne finds a highly skilled psychiatrist post-haste."
- Ella Johnson, Chelsea Handler fan
"Five stars. And maybe an air punch like the moody guy does at the end of The Breakfast Club."
- David Thorne, Unbiased reviewer
The "About the Author" page is another email correspondence of Steven Leckart of Wired magazine asking Thorne for press materials to include in a review. At one point, Thorne replied, "I would highly recommend waiting until it is downloadable free from Pirates Bay."
If you would find a multiple-page short story about a bored, lonely computer written solely to troll a head hunter, this book is for you. The book is full of subtle humor and shaggy dog stories. The anecdotes of things Thorne has done that should have killed him are interesting as well.
You may want to buy a copy before Halloween. The book comes with a free Halloween mask of Whoopi Goldberg.