Hexes for the Modern Age: Contemporary Curses for the People Who Irritate You the Most

Hexes for the Modern Age: Contemporary Curses for the People Who Irritate You the Most

Let's face it: most people irritate us. Hexes for the Modern Age is a tongue-in-cheek approach to giving these folks a taste of their own medicine. While inspired by witches' curses of the past, this is a gift book of 120 funny spells specific to the smartphone-obsessed, overworked, hipster-drenched reality of the present day.

Organized by category--love, work, roommates, traffic, pets, weddings, and so on--each hex is accompanied by an irreverent, Demetri Martin-type line drawing.

Spells include: "May you start turning into your parents way earlier than you expected." "May all the cords to your electronics become entangled in a massive death coil." "May a full-size parking space that appears to be open actually be taken up by a tiny Vespa scooter." "May you always have 3 percent phone battery when you have no idea where you're going and it's in the middle of nowhere and there's no one else around."

And many, many more!

This little book, with a spell and an illustration on every page, is perfect for anyone who wants some subtle modern-day revenge.

Title:Hexes for the Modern Age: Contemporary Curses for the People Who Irritate You the Most
ISBN:9781510721821
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    Hexes for the Modern Age: Contemporary Curses for the People Who Irritate You the Most Reviews

  • Figgy

    RTCNot real hexes, just phrases of misfortune, despite the many mentions in the blurb of "spells".Quite a quick read with a variety of misfortunes and illustrations accompanying each one, including so...

  • Brooklyn Tayla

    I received a copy from Harriet McInerney from NewSouth Books in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not impact my thoughts on the book in any way.I was definitely intrigued initi...

  • Abigail

    Super cute! ...

  • Amy

    I wanted real curses 🙁 it was an okay read...some parts were funny, but as others have mentioned it gets repetitive. Also, the book ends rather abruptly which is weird....

  • Jerome Moore

    Not worth readingI was expecting some snappy or humorous retorts for some imagined slight or jibe. Instead this book had awkward statements I would never use. I found none of them humoris....

  • Sherri

    Not real spells or curses/hexes. Just funny little things that you might wish on people that mildly irritate you. “May Siri never understand what you are trying to say.” Followed by a drawing of t...

  • Mike He

    Funny, witty, slightly humorous, and poignant...which makes "Hexes for the Modern Age" interesting to read and appropriate as a reference source at the digital age....

  • Highjump

    Cute gift book. Takes about ten minutes to read. ...

  • Norah

    I highly recommend. This book of modern hexes is what keeps me sane! Light humor with dark hexes and accompanied with the author's fun illustrations. ...