Reviewed by Jessa Larsen

Nerd Haiku is a collection of nerdiness that will amuse anyone who relates to the stereotypes and truths of the nerd culture. These fun and clever little poems hit upon the core elements of the nerd universe. (Although, there’s such a wide range of nerd, that I got most of them, but had to ask a few nerd friends about the other ones before I could snicker at the joke within the poem.) The haikus cover everything from science fiction and fantasy, to movies/TV, to role-playing games and cosplay. There’s a little bit of everything and any true nerd will enjoy and get a good giggle from this clever little book.

I rather enjoyed this book and assume I would also enjoy anything else by Robb Pearlman. I can really relate to his flavor of nerd and it made me laugh out loud quite a few times. I’d recommend Nerd Haiku as something for a coffee table, Facebook posts, or, dare I say, reading in the bathroom; I don’t think it’s meant for a sit-down-and-read this work of fiction type of experience. Nerd Haiku is definitely a must-have for any true nerd.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Jessa lives in Utah with her husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. She goes to school full time as an English major with a focus in creative writing. She likes anime and reads books and plays video games in her moments of spare time.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Lyons Press. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.