Monday, May 24, 2010
Posted by Tambra
(Tambra Kendall for Writers Gone Wild)
I'm always on the look-out for good and unusual books for research or to help with my writing.
A number of years ago, I found this book called, How To Spot A Bastard By His Star Sign by Adele Lang & Susi Rajah.
Worst case scenarios (mostly) of all the star signs for men.
I thought this would be a great addition to my books on characterization. I wasn't wrong.
How can you not instantly love a book that starts like this (page 3) We're-Hot-So-Shut-Up-and-Worship-Us FIRE SIGNS: Aries
Fire Sign Bastards are always better than you and will never fail to tell you so. They'll then hammer the fact home by telling you again-just in case you didn't hear them the first time.
(Page 6 for Aries): English is his second language, grunting is his first. And all he can grunt about is himself, his career, his sporting achievements, and how feminists would be a lot less uptight if he gave them all a good f*ck. Of course, good and f*ck are polar opposites when it comes to this rock-throwing Romeo.
It goes on for each sign with these categories: How To Spot One, Where To Find One, How To Intrigue One, The First Date, When To Do The Deed, When To Pop The Question, If He Dumps You, If You Dump Him
Published by St. Martin's Press
I found my copy of the book at Barnes and Noble. Not only is the book funny but it can really give you some good characteristics for characters.
Let me know if you have the book or if you buy it.
Hugs to all,