I’m going to post a signed copy of Comrades to the person who leaves the most amusing excuse for why they haven’t read it yet. Please leave yours below and don’t forget to include your email address! (Update: it’s now closed.)
Thanks – many of them were very funny! Here are some of the Twitter entries.
nicolefouzas: @domknight Because I live in western sydney and thus as a woman am not allowed to read. *sadface*
Scossie: @domknight was scared a Coalition government would outlaw Comrades and start book burning after it disposed of boat people and killed NBN
JonoMakai: @domknight Haven’t read Comrades because I’m waiting for it to come out in ‘pop-up’.
kitschnkaboodle: @domknight too late to win, and I have read it but my answer is ‘because it’s problematic’
vitriolandbile: @domknight but not an excuse to limit your reading according to technological fashions 🙂
MsDzT: @vitriolandbile @domknight GET A LIFE
StephPuls: @domknight Because I’m too busy raising funds for a proper publicity campaign for it.
juliabowes: @domknight because it doesn’t feature me… Oh and I spent all my book buying money on beer at the launch
alancramer: @domknight WTF is comrades?
significance: @domknight I haven’t read Comrades because I’m waiting for the movie to come out.
bradlancken: @domknight oh and because I found the wanky, arrogant young lib usu president a confronting stereotype 😉
bradlancken: @domknight because I thought the final product was unlikely to be an improvement on the imperious draft!
tallhayden: @domknight I havent read Comrades yet because Im waiting for Andrew Hansen to make a song about it instead.
jiangyin: @domknight because i’m waiting for the movie to come out first :p
freed_misery: @domknight Haven’t read Comrades yet since I’ve been smuggling in refugees to spite Tony Abbott.
irascibleman: @domknight Haven’t read Comrades yet because I’m too afraid I’ll identify too much with the characters in it. #follysofyouth
benharkin: @domknight I haven’t read Comrades because my dog ate it. He loves devouring good literature, and has a keen eye for page-churners.
jdmau: @domknight because Comrades was not on Bob Katter’s 20 point plan.
AndrewRiddle36: @domknight @therealamylou Mew meat dress? It’s made out of kittens? THERE’S your shock value.
therealamylou: @domknight Too busy sewing my new meat dress!
benharkin: @domknight Because there’s only 9 minutes left in this excuse-making for the book and I had to think up a good one!
MsDzT: @domknight i havent read comrades because it isnt available on kindle.
gregorstronach: @domknight Haven’t read Comrades due to professional jealousy.
booktopia: @domknight My therapist says the only way to a full recovery is to forget that I ever readComrades.So I guess I haven’t? booktopia.com.au/comrades/prod9…
sarahlalalala: @domknight because I refuse to pay retail price, unlike @Wil_Anderson ‘s ‘Survival of the Dumbest’ which is $14 on eBay.
mattyburke: @domknight in Soviet Russia BOOK READS YOU!
RadleyStreet: @domknight i actually did buy it, but my dog ate it before i could read it…
brensoft: @domknight Haven’t read Comrades cause I’m too busy avoiding those SRC president campaigners.
benharkin: @domknight I’m a Russian writer locked up in a Gulag too long. I thought your book on the experiences would depress me further, Comrade.
LivBird8: @domknight Because I’m too busy trying to think of something witty to tweet to you to win myself a free copy
ScrappyMe: @domknight more than 140 characters, try condensing it
kitjoegia: @domknight I havent read comrades because i usually wait for the movie
@reynoldsgf: @domknight because I’m Tony Abbott. Really.”
buffeh: @domknight because I’m obviously not smart enough to come up with a witty political joke that will help me win.
angryshot: @domknight because you haven’t sent it to me yet
RietJR: @domknight The bourgeoisie took all my money
maldeviant: @domknight This is the first I have heard of this… It’s a book yes?\
SamuelMullins: @domknight been reading Dostoevsky. I figure I need to build to a book like yours.
PierreBezuhov: I haven’t finished reading “Faceless knife-wielding night-time murdering knifing bastards”.
mrtiedt: @domknight Because I’m planning on buying the audio version, shouted at me by Bob Katter.
mrtiedt: @domknight Because I couldn’t find any sticker saying “As Seen on TV”. I only read books that Oprah tells me to read.
markperryAU: @domknight Dom who?
Forkgen2309: @domknight Because the World Cup was on and now the Premier League has started again!
tallhayden: @domknight because Im not bourgeoise and there is very little reading light down the mineshaft where I work.
reynoldsgf: @domknight because I’m Tony Abbott. Really.
carlytamarin: @domknight because I haven’t been reeducated yet.
mrtiedt: @domknight Because I’m fairly certain Clive Palmer ate my copy.
budgieishere: @domknight if I read political satire, I get ebola.
counterobsess: @domknight Because I didn’t know it existed.
brettacollett: @domknight I haven’t read Comrades yet because I’m locked away in a Gulag. HALP!
sarahlalalala: @domknight I haven’t won a free copy yet.
MrAndrewD: @domknight because it’s not for sale where I am!
colsim: @domknight Because it’s a self-serving reactionary piece of propaganda designed to keep the proletariat in stitches and off the barricades
bharm0: @domknight Because it wasn’t on the book list recommended 2 me by a retrenched Telstra employee from Tamworth aka “advisor 2 the ignorant”
kl_003: @domknight Because Disco Boy didnt root around enough
jdmau: @domknight because the us unemployment rate is 10.5%.
trishjb: @domknight coz I haven’t even read disco boy yet. #pointsforknowingyourfirstbook?
buffeh: @domknight I was going to, but then you gave it away.
schlep_star: @domknight I’m a neocon tosspot who is threatened by the very mention of a pinko leftist student polity tome? #maynotbeatruedescription
CaptnSassyPants: @domknight Because I asked Rob Oakeshott to outline the plot for me and I’m still waiting for him to finish…
ruthgreenwood: @domknight can we make that free postage? #iwanttoreadcomrades
dingotookmybaby: @domknight me read books now? Unpossible
GaloisGhost: @domknight Did you write a book? Is that what you do?
courteneyh: @domknight because I’ve been hiding in bob katter’s hat advising him (badly) about who to pick.
emmajapan: @domknight Because I really only like reading your books while on filthy trains between Delhi and Varanassi?
buffeh: @domknight because you haven’t given it to me, slacker.
wallacesutty: @domknight because @andrewbolt advises against reading such barbarians.
JamesTinniswood: @domknight I’m allergic to literature. It makes me break out in a scarf.
typingmonkey: @domknight I didn’t read Comrades because my stockbroker advised me that it was unprofitable. Besides, reading’s for fags.
Australianne: @domknight um, that would be because I’ve never HEARD of it!
IanLoveridge: @domknight Didn’t think it was legal?
LisaWakeUp: @domknight Because I haven’t even gotten around to reading the free signed copy of Disco Boy you gave me… [true! from previous competition]
gerardchogan: @domknight waiting for the twitterised 140 chr-instalment version: “cmrds”
macleanbrendan: @domknight I took precautionary measures against my inevitable Oedipus complex.
nickspurway: @domknight I’m too busy replacing your DOA iMac.
tip66: @domknight because if you have to give them away then it must not be any good
ret56fe: @domknight Still waiting on delivery of a signed copy from its slackarsed author… [NB this is true!]
philsenior77: @domknight ’cause I heard it sucked. Wouldn’t mind a free copy though 😉
rachaelsowden: @domknight I am waiting for you to send me a signed copy to Uralla. We have no bookshops and I couldn’t find your website. 😉
paper_bag_girl: @domknight because.
timothygoyder: @domknight But like Ben Cousins, I’m keen to get on the gear again, however bad it is for me, and would love your book
timothygoyder: @domknight i have election/political PTSD- & thus have been abstaining from political books – even funny ones.
danielstone: @domknight I’ve been pretending to write my thesis?
mrbenjaminlaw: @domknight I can’t read.
Jo_MacD: @domknight Because my signed copy hasn’t arrived in the post yet?
mrtiedt: @domknight Because my name is P Garrett and I’ve been gagged and chained to a pole in the basement of parliament house for the last 8 weeks