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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (1 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844881741
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844881741
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 834,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ross is back and the world is a better place for it (Irish Times)

Howard captures the insanity of celebrity culture perfectly and his knowledge of pop culture is thrilling (Sunday Tribune)

Howard is Ireland's finest chronicler of south Dublin life (Irish Independent) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly is the ultimate fantasy shag of 95 per cent of women in Dublin. The other 5 per cent are to be pitied because they basically can't, like, handle the pressure. You need to be some woman for one woman to be with the maestro. And that's not to be tooting my own trumpet, roysh; that's just stating a simple fact of life. So get over it.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Wallace on 1 Nov. 2009
Format: Paperback
This is the latest instalment in the series of books by Irish journalist Paul Howard about fictional irish socialite and narcissist Ross O'Carroll Kelly. The book follows Ross in his trip to the U.S. to reclaim his estranged wife and daughter. The hilarity ensues as Ross is accidentally photographed with a pseudo celebrity in L.A. and gets caught up in a media frenzy and a Z list celebrity lifestyle, including the mandatory nosejob (hence the title of the book). Paul Howard undoubtedly has a unique comic gift and a good ear for dialogue. He conjures up very visceral images through language and contrives some uniquely hilarious, albeit cringeworthy similies (Sorcha's suddenly stood in front of me, with a face like a dick in a bucket of deep heat") but this book is not one of his best. One is left with the impression that this book has been on Howard's backburner for some time now and parts of narrative, which is usually current, feel dated. Howard is also an exceptional social commentator and his books are invariably dripping with satirical humour. This book is no different, his focus this time being our celebrity and image obsessed culture. While the story is kept ticking over nicely and the book is one of those rare few where one feels compelled to read "just a few more pages", the satirical commentary almost becomes a crutch in this book compensating for the frankly uninteresting and under-developed new characters he introduces here. While this book has weaknesses and is far from Howard's best, he is still one of the few authors that can make you laugh out loud and the set pieces in which Ross becomes embroiled in some twisted series of events, invariably of a sexual nature with women, are always hilarious. If you are considering buying this book there are a few things you should bear in mind.Read more ›
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Ross O'Carroll Kelly books are a publisher sensation in Ireland, and they seem to sell by the bucketload.

I put off reading them for ages as I find some southern irish 'comedy' pretty weak.

I started to read the Ross O'Carroll Kelly column in the irish times, and that drew me into his world.

Now I buy every one of the books, they really are hilarious. The author is extremely witty, and the books are also an excellent commentary on modern day Ireland.

My advice would be to read the 'We need to talk about Ross' book first, as this gives you a great introduction to his world.
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I was really looking forward to this, especially after waiting for Waterstones to tell me when it was in stock for 1 and a half months. It wasn't as good as some of the other books in the series but still definitely worth the purchase if you're a fan. Don't buy it as a once-off, otherwise you won't enjoy it to the full
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Excellent 22 Feb. 2015
By Darrin Bell - Published on
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Downright hilarious! So well written it's ridiculous why Paul Howard isn't writing for sitcoms or movie scripts for Oscar-winning comedies! The one-liners in this book are better written and more believable then anything on TV. I'm still laughing!!
Didnt like this book. 3 April 2014
By Melanie Bolster - Published on
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Not interesting and thought it was just written for the sake of another book. Didnt hold my interest whatsoever. Disappointed as have enjoyed other books from Ross o carroll kelly.
Another Ross O Carroll - Kelly masterpiece 13 Aug. 2014
By Celia Lynch - Published on
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Really enjoyed it but it is just pretty similiar to all the others. Not that that is a bad thing! Just crazy carry on. Love it.
awesome 5 Aug. 2013
By trevor cushen - Published on
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just great books, i love the humour and Ross as a character. I love the trip through Dublin which reminds me of home
christmas gift 20 Jan. 2011
By Stella L Volmer - Published on
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My son requested this for Christmas. He says it is very funny and is enjoying reading this a lot.
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