My hugely popular guide book to France has been called many things since I published it a year ago:
“The most misleading guidebook to France ever written”
“A treasure trove of inaccuracies”
“As informative as a piece of wood”
“As boring as Sartre”
“Blander than French coffee.”
“More self-congratulatory than a Michelin restaurant”
To celebrate these plaudits and the book’s anniversary, here’s another 99 reasons not to buy it. In case you’re tempted.
- It’s factually inaccurate.
- It’s not really a guidebook at all.
- Most places I’ve mentioned, don’t actually exist.
- I wrote most of it on the toilet.
- It goes off on tangents and never comes back.
- It’s not really about France anyway, it’s about me.
- It’s years out of date.
- Prices are still in Francs.
- Half of the characters are animals.
- The other half are dead.
- There’s no violence in it.
- Definitely no sex.
- There’s no famous people (except me).
- There’s no happy ending.
- There are no free apps.
- Or video games.
- Or maps.
- Or photos
- Or newsletters.
- Or special offers.
- Or dedicated fan sites.
- Or anything else much of interest.
- Roman Aqueducts are featured a lot.
- There’s too many references to baguettes.
- And crap coffee.
- And cheap lager.
- There’s no plot.
- No dialogue.
- Very little action.
- No direction.
- Certainly no heroes.
- Paris isn’t even in it.
- Nor is anywhere else.
- It’s absurd.
- And stupid.
- And that’s not even 99 reasons, which says it all. Rubbish!
However, if you still want a copy, it’s your lucky month. Because during March, I’ve cut the price from an extortionate £1.99 ($2.99) to a bargain basement, cutthroat price of 99 pence or cents. Which means wherever you are (UK, Europe or the States) it’s the same price. Provided of course you buy the ebook (compatible with laptops, phones, tablets, Etch A Sketches, stone slates, or papyrus pith) and not the clunky paper version.
So for the price of a stale croissant, you can read this remarkable book for only 99 copper coins.
(It’s really quite good, despite what you read. Click the croissant below to buy.)