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I'll Go Home Then; It's Warm and Has Chairs: The Unpublished Emails
 
 

I'll Go Home Then; It's Warm and Has Chairs: The Unpublished Emails [Kindle Edition]

David Thorne
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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New Edition. All new, never before published material from the author of
The Internet is a Playground. New emails, new articles, new exclusive content. Featuring more than 239 pages of brand-spanking-new material, I'll Go Home Then; It's Warm and Has Chairs is the second book by author David Thorne

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10572 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: 27b/6; Second Edition edition (16 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007V4F422
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,342 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the last one 21 Mar 2012
By Huddo
Format:Paperback
It's better than the first book. Honestly, it's *that* good. Whatever you thought of the first, this is more of the same. If you hated the first book, you'll hate this more.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The same, but different... 25 Mar 2012
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I haven't read this either, but I'm dropping a star because it doesn't have a spider on the cover. Plus, the cover's yellow, which isn't nearly as cool as black.

UPDATE - having now read the book, further comments follow...

David Thorne is probably most famous for his series of real-life letters where he attempted to pay for a utility bill by offering a picture of a spider he drew. Much of his best subsequent material is in a similar vein - based in reality, documenting correspondence between David and some hapless victim.

As pointed out by other reviewers a lot of the book is indeed familiar to people who zealously follow David Thorne's site, but there is still a good proportion of new material that I don't believe has been on the website. There are also some surreal, Monty-Pythonesque jokes... a book-mark on the first page, a table of contents that includes absolute zero (-273) and the Fibonacci sequence, and a centrefold in the middle of the book.

The book is genuinely laugh-out-loud funny in many parts, has some surprising pathos on other parts. It's also an uncomfortable book, as David's humour is mischievous and works best when he has dupes or victims.

If you're a follower of David Thorne, the book, even with the recycled material, is worth getting. If you're not familiar with David's work you may want to search for him on line and check out his website, and I'd guess you would become a convert.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Crookedmouth HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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David Thorne seems to have a lot of time on his hands. Maybe it's because he's Australian. Who can tell? So, while he appears to be generally gainfully employed for at least several days in the year, he finds plenty of opportunities to amuse himself by engaging unsuspecting people in long or pointless or long AND pointless email exchanges. The general gist of these is that the unsuspecting dupe contacts him on a more or less innocuous subject, at which point he pounces and takes the conversation into some ridiculous, circular and/or deeply surreal universe where only he knows what he's talking about (and even then...). Sometimes this involves drawings of spiders.

It's a bit like laughing at Belgians or gingers. We all do it. It's wrong. It's deeply unfair. You'll surely go to hell for doing it. But it feels so good.

Possibly the best advice I can give you is "don't buy this book". You can look at most of the content by visiting the 27b/6 website, with the added advantage that you will appear to your office mates to be doing something useful (except for frequent guffaws, when you will appear to your office mates to be looking at internet pictures of Belgians. Or gingers. Or ginger Belgians).

Alternatively, buy the book and kill a tree - there are probably too many of them anyway.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably funny! 5 Feb 2013
By Maria M
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I know this contains stuff already in the blog but this man is so funny I can stand to read it again. I think this may be one of the funniest things I have ever read (and his other book) seriously seriously hysterical. Love the complaints against him and also the near death experiences. If you are a comedy fan you won't care that some of this you can get from the blog. The ones you can't are undiscovered treasure and worth every penny.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dont buy if you read the website 22 Aug 2012
By Remo
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David is a funny guy, but if you follow Davids site 27bslash6 (which is probably why most people have bought this book) its just 90% email content from the site with some added content pieces. Appreciated they are funny BUT and to quote

"It's Warm and Has Chairs is an absolute goldmine of previously unpublished material by author David Thorne" no its not, unless the average expectation of a goldmine is to produce content widely available and no surprise to anyone. For anyone that has no access to Davids site it is indeed a goldmine of humour, for everyone else prepare to feel cheated
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 21 Jan 2013
By Liam
Format:Paperback
Absolutely hilarious, a complete must read! I literally had tears in my eyes reading this you must check out David Thorne's website to see for yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't get on the wrong side of David Thorne! 31 Mar 2012
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Brilliantly funny, as was his first book! The free snowboards courtesy of Function4sports is just utter class, never annoy David Thorne....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 2 April 2014
By Mr B.
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Careful, if you start reading this you will soon find yourself sending similar emails for self amusement, this can backfire.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Some gems and some crumbs
The author would be the first to admit that this book is a collection of already published anecdotes and email exchanges. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Martin B
4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed
Varies from very, very funny to plain boring, fortunately more of the former , worth a read particularly if you liked the previous book
Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Giggling part 2
So I bought this book after reading some of Thorne's writing online and it didn't disappoint. My only negative comment is that I am not allowed to read it whilst in bed since my... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gwendlyn
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit disappointed
I love David Thorne and his site. However, about 90% of these emails and articles are on his website or his previous book. This is really only for someone who hasnt read his site.
Published 2 months ago by Darren Pop
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully dark sense of humour
A well balanced, ingenious approach to how the work place can be bettered. A glimpse at how those live, when the small evils are allowed to come to part and an insight into the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Laoise Fitzsimons
4.0 out of 5 stars tremendous
Joyful curmudgeonry. Like Matt Beaumont's 'e' these designers do find the humour in the triviality of everyday work life. Well worth a read
Published 3 months ago by Michael Douglas
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
My daughter asked for this and loves it, she is a non reader but has been glued to this book, I fin,d it funny but a bit contrived, there will come a time when he is no longer... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Am Hoogwerf
3.0 out of 5 stars Images don't render well in Kindle version
As with his other books, David Thorne is a funny guy. While there is certainly some of this content available on the web, it is well put together for reading on a Kindle. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Olly P
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book but slightly misleading description...
I understand most of the negative reviews are not because of quality but because the book is full of material that you can see on his website. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Matthew Arwen-Langham
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great one
not exactly literary brilliance, it's fairly derivative of his existing work on both website and book, however is still a fun read and I therefore highly recommend it to everyone.
Published 4 months ago by Aaron Were
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