Book: Enter If You Dare!
Series: Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
Genre: Non-Fiction / Trivia
Release: August 10, 2010
Length: 256 pages (Hardcover)
Enter If You Dare is pure eye candy, cover-to-cover. Great for trivia buffs, kids, and frequent users of Delicious, Digg, and Reddit who want to take their Twitter-portioned entertainment offline. Perfect for break rooms, coffee tables, and, yes, even bathrooms.
Official: Ripley Publishing builds on its worldwide success with the launch of a new annual in its multimillion bestselling series. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Enter If You Dare is an all-new collection of the strangest stories from around the globe. An eye-catching purple and silver holographic foil cover with lenticular ensures that the book stands out on the shelf.
A mind-boggling array of incredible and bizarre facts, stories, interviews and features are all presented in a stunning new design. New highlights include “Ripley’s Revealed,” an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at such subjects as contortionism, fire-eating and sword-swallowing. Fascinating interviews with some of the planet’s most extraordinary people explore their motivations, while the popular “Ripley Research” boxes explain the science behind some of the most incredible tales in the book.
These super-sized Ripley’s Believe It or Not! hardcover annuals aren’t the sort of books that you curl up with in bed at night. They aren’t meant to be read straight through, and they aren’t meant to be quietly tucked up on shelves. As such, they often get over-looked as kid’s stuff. That couldn’t be further from the truth, though, especially in these days of Twitter culture.
Reading one of Ripley’s hardcover annuals is something akin to browsing a year’s backlog of Reddit submissions, only without all of the snarky comment. That makes them just about perfect for combating internet withdrawl while offline. In other words, this book is prime reading for net geeks.
Enter If You Dare is a real conversation starter, too. When I received my a copy in the mail Monday, I set it out to browse over the course of the week, and I’ve never had so many people stop by my desk without a box of doughnuts being involved. It’s a hard book to miss, with it’s metalic purple cover, and everyone who sees it stops to pick it up. Watching different people’s reactions to the book’s bizarre and sometimes grotesque articles is a great break in the day, and one article or another usually turns into a conversation starter.
Pick up a copy.
The folks at Wellons Communications sent us a copy of this volume at no cost, after hearing that we were fans of the franchise. We extend our sincere thanks to them.