- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Boxtree; 1 edition (8 Nov. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1447223489
- ISBN-13: 978-1447223481
- Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 19.8 x 2.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Billion Jokes (Volume 1) Hardcover – Unabridged, 8 Nov 2012
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"It's funny, but Peter Serafinowicz is the kind of funny person that funny people find funny." --Simon Pegg, actor, "Shaun of the Dead"
An endlessly inventive, fully illustrated collection of brilliant one-liners from the BAFTA-nominated actor and comedian.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
No, the less people know of this the better. While that is the case, I can continue merrily to drop these fine jokes into conversation at appropriate junctures, passing them off as my own instantly fashioned casual remarks. For I have neither shame nor jokes of my own. Believe me, it is for the best.Until now I have relied on a combination of Xmas crackers, The Krankies and a dog-eared Bobby Davro joke book.I am not known as the Oscar Wilde of my set, which may be for the best as my set think he sang Teenager in Love.
But armed with these gems I shall soon be known far and wide as a quipper of repute and a master of repartee.In my head I can already hear the words Algonquin, Round and Table trailing in my wake as I leave each merrily chuckling soiree I attend.
So don't buy it, don't tell anyone about it, let me have my fun, I have so little. @Max10Million
If you've been following Serafinowicz on Twitter for some time you'll have seen many (most? Maybe all?) of the jokes in this book before. The jokes themselves are all very short, and in truth are more puns than anything, and each is accompanied by a large picture - an old-fashioned etching-type image - which means that you have one joke per page, so it is an extremely quick read and I easily finished it in a single sitting with a cup of tea in bed. It is worth pointing out that on the Kindle some of the text doesn't resize if you change the font etc. so on the pages where the joke is encapsulated within a box or a frame of sorts the text is extremely small and hard to read, and cannot be changed.
Have a look at the product description as it contains five of the jokes from the book (the "Muhammad Dali" one was one of the better ones in the book) and if you like them, you'll like the rest of it. Personally I didn't laugh at any of it I'm afraid, smiled a few times, but on the whole found it all rather tiresome and, as a follower of his on Twitter, all too familiar. A big disappointment for me.
(A footnote: You may notice that the hardback edition of this book has a lot of reviews, most of which are accompanied by Twitter account names. This is because the author asked for his followers to write reviews on here, and in return he would follow them back on Twitter.)
This book is a perfect "toilet read", the sort of book you sit atop of the cistern and pick up every time you go for a sit down visit to your commode. The problem is that it's so funny it's hard to put down, meaning I have only left the bathroom once today to refuel.
An absolute must buy if you are thinking of that perfect present for someone you know who partakes in the hobby of laughing. I have already chosen quite a substantial number of jokes I will shamelessly try and pass of as my own next time I am with friends.
Peter promised a follow for a review, so if you are reading this Peter - follow me @craigyshambles.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought it as a kindle ebook and sent a hard copy to a friend. Brilliant in both formats especially if you LOVE puns and wordplay.Published 6 months ago by Ziggy123
I don't even think Peter's fans like this, as someone else said, Mr S encouraged his followers to write a review on Amazon for a follow, hense all of... Read more
Pete is one of the funniest men out there. This is a series of groanworthy visual gags in a nicely presented book. Don't expect war and peace, just a nice chuckle. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Christopher Dalton
Funny stuff - occasionally hit or miss but clever - won't appeal to everyone thoughPublished 17 months ago by MMcUKED
This book is an amusing way to pass a small amount of time. Amazon needed me to put more words, so I made this rhyme.Published 20 months ago by Mr McThicko
Actually, after a quick count, it turns out there are only 999,999,982 jokes in this silly book.
We laughed out loud at thirty-four of them.
Silly yet wonderful.