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Vic Reeves' Vast Book of World Knowledge [Hardcover]

Vic Reeves
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

1 Oct 2009
This is the humour book of 2009! Think you know your Vanilla Ice from your Leonardo da Vinci? Think you can tell the X-Factor from the "X-Men"? Think again...At last, one of Great Britain's most remarkable and idiosyncratic minds presents a personally illustrated guide to all you really need to know about everything. Vic Reeves - the only man ever to have met King Kong - sees things differently from you and me. This book takes us on an irresistible visual romp through his world - from exploding jellyfish to revolving toupees. Dive in at random, and you will find that everything you thought you knew turns out to have been just that little bit wrong. Vic Reeves' "Vast Book of World Knowledge" is an education - with pictures! - a revelation, a celebration, a pontification, and an entirely magnificent aberration...Prepare to go where no-one has been before - prepare to enter the world of Vic Reeves.


Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books (1 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848871910
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848871915
  • Product Dimensions: 31.4 x 25.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 299,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

James 'Jim' Roderick Moir, more commonly known as Vic Reeves, was born in Leeds. He is most famous for his work alongside Bob Mortimer, with TV shows including Vic Reeves Big Night Out, The Smell of Reeves & Mortimer, and the comedy quiz show Shooting Stars. Jim Moir is also a successful artist. His artwork has featured in his television shows and he exhibits regularly around the world. He lives in Kent.

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About the Author

James 'Jim' Roderick Moir, more commonly known as Vic Reeves, was born in Leeds. He is most famous for his work alongside Bob Mortimer, with TV shows including Vic Reeves Big Night Out, The Smell of Reeves & Mortimer, and the comedy quiz show Shooting Stars. Jim Moir is also a successful artist. His artwork has featured in his television shows and he exhibits regularly around the world. He lives in Kent.

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! 5 Nov 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The one star reviewer seems to have missed the point of this book. It is a laugh out loud book of surreal comedy NOT a serious book of facts. Loving his thoughts on the cycloptic life aspiration and the underwater shenanigans of fish.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Master at Work 31 Jan 2010
Format:Hardcover
Reeves has here produced the masterpiece of which we all knew he was capable.

Wonderful stuff. Ignore the gormless dunces posting one-star reviews - they don't understand, to say the least.

If you like Vic & Bob's sketch-based shows, then I can't see you not liking this.

Vic's paintings are excellent, and presented on enormous, expensive-feeling glossy pages.

Worth buying, and worth posting spiteful comments on the one-star reviews while you're at it. They certainly give plenty of ammunition.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Christmas present 9 Nov 2009
Format:Hardcover
I received two copies of the Vic Reeves book for men in my family for Christmas. I have only had a quick look but I really think they will love it. Many thanks.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Has me in stitches 13 Dec 2009
Format:Hardcover
Virtually every page in this book makes me laugh out loud, particularly the 'love letter' entry. This is Vic Reeves at his absurd best, with fantastic one-off characters and illustrations remeniscent of those seen in the Big Night Out and Shooting Stars. The art style suits his writing perfectly and there's plenty of both.

This will go without saying for most, but don't (as one reviewer seems to have) go expecting anything near as factual as the title of the book suggests...it's purely surreal brilliance all the way.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Iranu! 23 Dec 2009
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This book is hilarious. The drawings are very good - a cross between irony and very well executed illustration. Not everyone will get it, but those who do will love it. It's innovative and a little bit bonkers - not unlike it's author.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Boy/Man humour 20 Jan 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book as a Christmas Gift for a very good, mature,
male friend who is very intelligent and has a very
weird sense of humour......AND HE LOVED it, in fact we
had a job getting him to put it down to come and have
Christmas Lunch.
It is packed full of typical 'Vic Reeves' with many excellent
scetches and cartoons. It is though, what my mother used to call,
'Boys Grammar School' sense of fun...which I assume meant that it
will only appeal to a 'certain sense of the humour'?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vic Reeves' Vast Book of World Knowledge 11 Jan 2010
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Very Funny and written in such a way that one can read it in short bursts to prevent medical damage through laughing so much!Vic Reeves' Vast Book of World Knowledge
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars sad attempt by a once funny guy
another one star review, sorry - not worth the money, strained mostly unfunny and somehow sad especially when you bought it mainly because of what you have seen him do elsewhere.
Published on 25 Feb 2010 by sailqualityguy
5.0 out of 5 stars Vic's book
This was a gift for someone else, so can't really review, although the person in question was very pleased to receive it.
Published on 4 Feb 2010 by K. Brister
1.0 out of 5 stars What a waste of money
What absolute rubbish, it's going straight to the next church fete's book stall. If I had seen the book in the shops and flicked through it I would never have purchased a copy. Read more
Published on 20 Jan 2010 by Suffolk Man
2.0 out of 5 stars Vic Reeves World of Knowledge
I thought the book was somewhat juvenile even for my easily pleased standards. The book is clearly written for youngsters, I assumed that it was a light hearted view on general... Read more
Published on 19 Jan 2010 by David John Williams
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter waste of money
Frankly the worst book I've ever bought. I purchased it as a Christmas gift, but it was such a load of drivel, I couldn't even bring myself to wrap it up - it wasn't even worth... Read more
Published on 4 Jan 2010 by Chris London
1.0 out of 5 stars So bad I sent it back
What a lot of rubbish! Its just a load of pictures with captions around them. I saw Vic Reeves on TV talking about his new book and it turns out its not even real facts. Read more
Published on 30 Oct 2009 by Dr. F. S. Gagg
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