Sporking the low-hanging fruit: The Shadow God
Welcome to Hell
After reading about 4 chapters into this book. The above phrase appears more than anything else in my annotations. The Shadow God
, by Aaron Rayburn, is an excellent codifier of So Bad, It's Good
, if you've got the literary stomach. Reviewed multiple times as "The worst book ever written" by Amazon reviewers, The Shadow God
has thus far proven to be every bit as bad as the summaries foretold. It's also genuinely hilarious for all the wrong reasons.
So, who is this Aaron Rayburn, and why haven't you heard of him? Well, he's a self-published author from Ohio. That's basically all you need
to know, on the surface. However, it might interest you to know that he's a wonderfully accomplished narcissist who has a fascination with the occult. Despite the massive internet backlash when this book was discovered, Rayburn went on to write 2 additional books, each with the same reaction. For the life of him, he could not realize why people hated his books so much. The answer is simple: they're bad
Anyway, this is my MST/liveblog of whatever you might call this 472 page monstrosity, I may not emerge from it for months. Luckily, I've got a Kindle and a powerful urge to criticize bad writing.
Finally, this liveblog is dedicated to LadyMomus, who wrote my favorite liveblog so far - Modelland: A Blind Sporking. Lady Momus, you're an inspiration to us all... or something like that.