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The Book That No One Wanted to Read cover

the book that no one wanted to read

by Richard Ayoade


The life of a book isn't easy, especially when people judge you by your cover (not every book can be adorned with sparkly unicorns!). And this narrator should know--it's the book itself, and it has a lot of opinions. It gets irritated when readers bend its pages back, and it finds authors quite annoying. But it does have a story to tell. Through witty direct address and charming illustrations, readers meet a book that has never been read, with a cover the boring color of a school lunch table and pages so dry they give bookworms indigestion. But what happens when this book meets you, a curious reader?

Richard Ayoade

about the author

RICHARD AYOADE is a British actor, writer, director, and comedian. His television work includes The IT CrowdThe Mighty Boosh, and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, which he also co-wrote. He wrote and directed the multiaward-winning film Submarine, and he appeared with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn in The Watch.

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