Monday, March 9, 2009

Pete Hautman's Own Book Review of Godless

Pete posted this on his web site. Here's what he has to say about his report: "Feel free to copy and paste these book reports! They might get you a "C" or better in an eighth grade English class, assuming that: a) You find and delete (or correct) the three untrue sentences I have hidden in each book report, b) your teacher has not seen this web page, and c) your teacher has extremely low standards." If you find the mistakes, email us and let us know.

Book Report: Godless
Godless is the book that I read for this report. It is about some weird kids who decide to be water tower worshippers, so they start a religion called Chutengodianism. The book was written by Pete Hautman, who writes a lot of books and once ate 22 hot dogs in 15 minutes.The first thing that happens in Godless is that Jason gets clocked by a guy named Henry, who is smaller than him. Jason gets the idea then to start a religion, Pretty soon his friend Shin is into the religion too. Shin is even weirder than Jason and Henry. The best part is where they all climb up to the top of the water tower at night and go swimming and almost drown, and Henry falls off, and they all get caught.There is a lot of stuff about being Catholic in this book, which Jason is but doesn't like. They are always arguing about God and stuff, which might make some people uncomfortable, especially the part about cannibalism. There is also a bunch of stuff about snails and comic books. I thought it was a pretty good book considering that it is mostly about things that I am not interested in, and it had no sword fights or interesting creatures or cyborgs like on Terminator which is really cool. The only really amazing part in it was when the water tower speaks to Jason in his sleep and tells him to slay his parents. The book is not what you think it will be, because in the end the main kid, Jason, doesn't figure anything out, really. Instead he just gets more confused that ever, but at least his dad is less of a jerk than he was at first.300 words (including these).