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Scotland's Jesus: The Only Officially Non-racist Comedian Hardcover – 24 Oct 2013

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (24 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007426836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007426836
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 2.8 x 15.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Francis Martin Patrick 'Frankie' Boyle was born in Glasgow in 1972. Most recognised for this regular spot on BBC 2's Mock the Week, Frankie's cruel but perfectly constructed gags on politicians, celebrities and society as a whole have cemented his name in the world of comedy.

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Frankie Boyle is a critically acclaimed comedian and bestselling author. His cruel but perfectly constructed nihilistic gags have made him widely feared and pitied.


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I love this book. Such deep, maddening despair interspersed with grim laughter really puts life into perspective. Boyle provides a better summation of modern society in these few chapters than any I've seen. One day we will just be remembered as the people who lived during the oil wars and I hope that this is the only book to survive the inevitable decline of man. Hopefully the ones that come after will find this book and worship a ginger, bespectacled Glaswegian as a morbid deity.
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Having read the first two books from Frankie, I was fearful that his third opus Scotland's Jesus would go the way of so many other threequels e.g. Matrix Revolutions, Rambo III, Prisoner of Azkaban and so on. Frankie's use of forbidden knowledge has seen him compared by people such as me to HP Lovecraft and categorically despised by the BBC and for no good reason. Frankie's curiosity to push the proverbial limits of comedy here has left him being "the Outsider', a Lovecraftian theme bestowed upon those who are not asked back to Mock the Week after carrying their show for seven years. Frankie manages to leave the reader with a notion of laughter and also sadness at how terrible and corrupt the world has become. Like Bill Hicks and George Carlin and even HP Lovecraft, we may not have seen the best of what Frankie has to offer yet and unlike everything else in pop culture, true comedic genius is achieved in the autumn years of his life, which this book may have caused this epoch to be in effect.
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Let’s be honest, if you don't realise what this book is going to be like, then you've not been paying attention. This is Frankie Boyle being Frankie Boyle. Not the sanitised version from Mock The Week, but the full bloodied version.
He talks about everything that upsets or interests him. From the nature of comedy, to the takeover of the world by corporations, from Royalty to the Scottish independence, this is him taking the world apart. He's not the left wing comic of the Ben Elton school, I'm not sure he can actually be politically classified like that. He's more like the apolitical scholar. Sitting on high and shooting down his targets his acerbic wit that in turn amuses, shocks or just makes you think. The world could do with more like him
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Having read his other two books I can say that he is certainly consistent, like those, this shares many of the same qualities and to a lesser extent the same flaws too. He is only ever a page or two away from making some hilarious or great points and his intelligence is always present even when he lapses into more tabloid territory. I was laughing aloud for much of what he had to say.

Now that he has given up the stand up game, I'd be very interested to see him fully commit to a book that concentrated even more on some of his great philosophical points, as he really does make some excellent points and just when he is building his theory or argument nicely he takes another turn into something about a celebrity footballer or soap star.
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This book is pure, vicious, demented, misanthropic bile. Yer man has refined the art of hating his fellow creatures to an unprecedented pitch of perfection. Buy it.
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Frankie Boyle can be devastatingly funny and extremely clever, when he wants to put in the effort. Unfortunately, he spends quite a lot of his time pretending that being offensive (which any fool can do) is actually cutting edge comedy. Don't get me wrong, I'm with Mr Boyle in many ways, detesting injustice, corruption and PC madness. But those worthy targets often suffer by omission, while Boyle takes the easy route an pot-shots away. Those who also can't tell the difference will be delighted. Everyone else may be less thrilled.
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Scotland's Jesus indeed! This is Frankie doing what he does best, hilarious social commentary which pushes the borders and takes down a few deserving targets along the way. It's a little bit different from his two previous books, but equally as provocative and witty. Like him or loathe him, he has a conscience which most modern comedians are so sorely lacking, and is willing to tackle taboo topics with his own wry style.
Read and re-read this with pleasure and laughter.
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Laying deep under your covers, avoiding the harrowing passes of nature outside of your transparent window portal to the underbelly of despair that is the outside world, this book transforms your eroding and wearful mind into a juggernaut of hateful and realistic bliss that will make you breathless like a wretched old hag slitting your throat with a rusty bit of iron, whilst she dances around your corpse in a vengeful delight.

The aforementioned travesty making you spurt knowledgable blood from your jugular raining down on the underwhelming ignorance of the peasants and foreign dociles of which have no understanding or knowledge of your new found glory and tranquility and newly found argument of modern societies, with the burning and lynching of everything you once thought of as acceptable and unmistakeably generically followed as fact by the weak and the ignorant.

For what we have can not be sewed into the parallel thoughts of whom be near us, until the written texts of a tortured soul can haunt and scar our understanding of what we think. The sheer damnation that affects the mind can project onto others in a strongly set text and implement a holocaust affect of everlasting horror and subsequent remorse.

So now you must go and lust for your imagination to be captivated and traumatised by the heart stopping depths of a brilliant mind.
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