What is this blog and who the heck are you?
Hello, my name is Slick, and I see you have made your way through the muck and mire to land at my door. You must be a true seeker of garbage and filth. I like your style. I have a whole treasure trove of awful books and terrible films to share with you. You can see by my top hat and cane that I am of elite status. I have more time than I know what to do with.
Perhaps I have been locked below for too long but I’ve decided to read and watch the worst of the worst and give these materials my critical review. Each week I will be reviewing one bad book and one awful film.
But before we get started I need to address the elephant in the room. The elephant’s address is Slick Dungeon’s Dungeon, first room, underground, the internet.
Now we need to talk about the thing that everyone is thinking but no one wants to mention. Why do I, dapper as I am, get to be the judge of what is bad? That’s an excellent question. I’ll say this, there is not one right answer to what is bad. There are bad books and films that are so bad they are good. There are bad books and films that are so bad they are bad. There are even bad books and films that are so bad that you go, meh, it was bad. But who decides it’s bad? Well, it’s a matter of opinion. One man’s trash is another man’s garbage. Or treasure, depending on who you ask.
I realize it takes an enormous amount of courage to write a book, create a film, dedicate yourself to art and hope to come out the other end with something beautiful, profound or just plain entertaining. I think it takes a whole different kind of courage to write something, or film something, have a whole team of people look at it, edit it, decide to publish it, often knowing it is bad and still deciding to do it. That my friends is true bravery. Also once it is out in the public domain it’s fair game for criticism and analysis.
So we come to the point. I’m no literary genius but I do own a dungeon. So I get to say if it belongs down here in the dung heaps and dust piles or if we should polish something off and elevate it to shiny trophy status. My intention is to do justice to the authors and creators. If their work is bad, I’ll be saying so. With films, I can pretty well guess if it is bad and I am unlikely to be surprised. With books I have had occasions where I thought it would be bad, have read it and been surprised enough to say that the book is able to reach the vaunted status of ok-ish. If that happens, I will let you know. My reviews are intended to be humorous and entertaining and you are welcome to disagree with my opinions and conclusions. Let’s just keep it civil so that the creatures laying in wait behind these decaying walls don’t need to eat any visitors.
For my first reviews I will be doing Things Good Girls Don’t Do by Codi Gary and the film classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Let’s hope I can survive.