Ripping Book Reviews are anticipated with great interest in the PL—not necessarily for the review itself, but rather for something very specific which happens to some evil books.
Schwarz Tauptinker once asked me:
“Hey, P. VJ, can I do a ripping review? I mean, can I do?” (All the PL’ers call me P. VJ for some strange reason.)
“Well, Schwarz,” I said, “I’m not sure that um…that your…uhh… That you would be understood!”
“But…why? If I do, then they’ll do, right?”
I changed the subject—which was for the best—and Schwarz forgot about it rather quickly. (But, I seriously might let him do a ripping book review one day.)
Anyway, when a very, very, very evil book comes along, it goes through a dual-ripping. Ripped in a review and then ripped with the professor’s toy, his sharp blade, his Katana.
Now, only very few vexing books literally get ripped. This professor is not at liberty to tell you their unfortunate titles, for fear of inspiring…fear.
An unfortunate book…
The eight virtues of the Samurai, I think. I’m rather certain that ripping very evil books should be added as a virtue, don’t you think so?