The Green Thumb of Evil

You didn’t see this one coming. WE certainly didn’t see it coming. Apparently Castalia House isn’t merely disrupting the entire book distribution system, we’re throwing out pretty much all the rules for how a reasonable publishing house is supposed to operate. Which is the only rational way to explain our latest book, COMPOST EVERYTHING: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting by David the Good.

You know I will not lie to you. I do not know a single damn thing about gardening, composting, or pretty much any activity that involves getting my hands dirty with anything other than human blood or gunpowder. Nor do I have any interest in growing fruit, vegetables, or anything beyond green grass in the yard. That being said, COMPOST EVERYTHING is actually a surprisingly entertaining read, mostly due to the fact that the author, David the Good, is quite clearly insane. I mean, this man not only knows more about gardening than I do about games, he experiments with his garden in ways that would cause any reasonable wife to not only leave, but file a restraining order and move to the barren land of Mordor where nothing green ever grows.

After reading the book, one thing was very clear: this man’s wife deserves a medal and an on-call therapist for life. The only reason I gave it the subtitle “The Good Guide to Extreme Composting” was because “The Good Guide to Certifiably Insane and Quite Possibly Prohibited in All 50 States Composting” didn’t fit. Extreme doesn’t even begin to describe it.

That being said, the man definitely knows his business, and any book that can actually hold my attention about freaking gardening is one that is well worth publishing. I have absolutely no idea if there is even a single reader here who is interested in growing orange trees in asphalt parking lots in the Arctic, but I am convinced that if you follow the directions given in this book, you can probably do it.

COMPOST EVERYTHING: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting by David the Good is 113 pages and is available for $2.99 on Amazon.