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Confessions of a Chatroom Freak Hardcover – 4 May 2007


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  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: The Friday Project Limited (4 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905548516
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905548514
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 699,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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LoopyLisa21f: Can I ask you something, dear?

PhilPhil69: wot?

LoopyLisa21f: When you say I look like a man, you're not actually saying
I'm ugly though, are you?

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steve Berry on 25 Jan. 2008
Format: Hardcover
If you've ever engaged in electronic flirting (dot matrix frottage, or "dottage" to the youngsters, I believe) you'll know that sometimes people you meet on the Internet aren't what they seem. For a start, nearly all of them are illiterate and many do not have even a basic knowledge of human anatomy.

Thankfully, LoopyLisa21f is not one of those people. Possessed of a graphic ability to describe all the body's orifaces and the various fluids that come out or go into them, this is her life story online. Like the films Hard Candy, You've Got Mail or Indiana Jones And The Lost Weekend Of IRC, this story demonstrates the horror that unfurls when a bit of harmless computer banter is allowed to escalate into a bit of more harmful computer banter.

Mr Biffo has constructed an excellent expositional study into the metatexuality of modern social function, interactivity and communications paradigms. This is an entertaining novel that will have you.
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I bought this book because a) I was drunk, and b) it was a penny (plus p+p).

Luckily, it's the best penny (plus p+p) I've ever spent.

Follow the adventures of LoopyLisa21f, a young, soon-to-qualify primary school teacher, as she bats off potential suitors from all 4 corners of the wwweb with stories of her bad friend Craig, her unhinged father and some extraordinarily badly-lit, unflattering photos.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Phil on 1 May 2007
Format: Hardcover
Trust me when I say that this is one of the funniest books I read recently. Never has a trawl through the slightly sordid world of internet-chat rooms been so amusing, thanks to the off-kilter mind of LoopyLisa21F (aka Mr Biffo).

This adopted persona manages to confuse, tempt, bewilder her virtual-suitors, bringing their best laid plans of potential cybersex crashing down in a ball of surrealness that had me quite literally, slumped on a desk, crying with laughter, tears in my eyes, snot dribbling out my nose while fighting for breath. Not a pretty sight, but still a glowing testement to how funny this is.
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10 of 16 people found the following review helpful By David Rose on 29 May 2007
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I have to admit I haven't yet read the second half of 'Confessions of a chatroom freak' as having reached half way i've become bored with Loopy Lisa!

The series of exchanges with would-be suitors starts brightly enough, but each subsequent encounter becomes formulaic and predictable until the point at which I lost interest. As an impulse purchase this was a disappointment.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Really Soggy Cat on 2 May 2007
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I had the (good) misfortune of reading this book where I work, mostly as an assistant in an art gallery and found it nearly impossible to repress sudden and alarming fits of laughter, which I had to try and disguise as choking and sneezing.

Well done Mr Biffo! I thouroughly enjoyed your book. Some of my favourite bits were - the rabbi whose hat and shoes fly off with a honk, the dungarees fastened with pencils, and Craig. But mostly, it is the innocence of LoopyLisa which comes through in her chats to some generally very pervy men.
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By Amazon Customer on 16 Jan. 2015
Format: Hardcover
A brilliant book. Hilarious and surreal!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jamieson Villeneuve on 1 Jan. 2008
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I must confess that I am a late comer to the idea of chatrooms. When I first stumbled onto the Internet, the idea of chatting to people I didn't know held little to no appeal for me. I didn't understand the thrill that some people got from chatting in Internet chatrooms.

What I didn't know is that most people go into chatrooms to have cybersex or meet up for sex; thus the excitement. It seems I was chatting in all the wrong places. I wasn't surprised at the huge amount of sex chatrooms. After all, the Internet itself has three uses: Porn, Information and Porn. Everything else is just fodder.

I never had the guts to go into sex chatrooms though so I have never really been able to experience what those kind of chats are like. Thankfully, Mr. Biffo has all the guts I don't have and more and has written one of the funniest books of the decade: Confessions of a Chatroom Freak.

Posing as LoopyLisa21f, Biffo entered singles and sex chatrooms and talked to men about the most hilarious, hysterical things, least of all sex. How wonderful is that? And thankfully, Mr. Biffo has preserved all these chats for us! Confessions of a Chatroom Freak contains transcripts of genuine conversations between LoopyLisa21f and many, many men.

That may sound like a very simple premise, but Mr. Biffo takes it to the next level. Not only does LoopyLisa21f talk about sex, she talks about all manner of things including farting, cats, flooding apartments, disciplining children, forehead models, car engines, snogging in cages and more!

If this sounds too good to be true, it isn't! Confessions of a Chatroom Freak is utter glorious madness and I for one couldn't be happier!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chris on 10 Oct. 2007
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Made me laugh a hell of a lot. Without a doubt one of the funniest books I've ever read. Mr Biffo writes like nobody else. It's surreal, rude, bizarre, and it seems to make a point and work on a few different levels, being both puerile, yet becoming strangely quite touching as it goes along.
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