Sometimes a creative work is so crappy, it’s hilarious, and sometimes it’s even crappier, so that it’s not even funny, only painful (see, e.g. The Last Airbender).
But with the second category, you can still get some huge laughs from a sharp commentator who falls on their sword and digests the work for you. For instance,
Cleolinda’s The Happening in Fifteen Minutes.
And now, I have discovered the following description of a free Kindle book, Love, War and Magic, by Jeanne Haskin.
I don’t know if the writer at Smashwords meant me to be rolling on the floor laughing while reading that, but I was. I am so veryvery glad that I will never have to read this book (I pretty much knew that from the first two words of the description!), but I enjoyed the synopsis immensely.
Now, whether it’s full of snark, or so earnest it makes you giggle, please share your examples!
My personal favorite bad movie is The Trial of Billy Jack. There was a time in the long-ago Johnson and Nixon administrations when I was SuperPacifist! The Man With Delusions of Gandh-ure!, and that movie delves into my own hilarious psychology from those days. This isn’t the original Billy Jack, which did have some brief moments of insight–after that became a hit, the family responsible for it decided that making the sequel twice as earnest, twice as strident, and three times as long would guarantee an even bigger hit.
This guy gives a good taste of what can be expected from this all-American wild turkey–and if you click on the banner, there’s a lengthy analysis that left me gasping for air:
Caveat Emptor: The attachment is written from a somewhat conservative viewpoint that relies, let us say, upon some questionable assumptions. They actually help in this instance to leach out the full absurdity of the whole Brobdingnagian mess!
I’m really enjoying this, thanks! It’s especially fun if you’re reading along with the Slacktivist dissectionof the Left Behind franchise, which itself fits the OP standards to a T.
furryman, as I read the synopsis of that book, I wavered back and forth between, “OMG, this must be dreadful,” to “this could be the most awesome book ever,” but considering it’s a free e-book, I’m betting on the former.