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Selfish Pigs [Hardcover]

Andy Riley
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Book Description

1 Oct 2009

Back on the farm, the pigs are restless, and pissed. Smoking, pork-eating, overweight and without any s**t to roll in, these pigs aren't your cuddly, oinking kind of farmyard brother. They are mean and they are angry.

From the genius behind the bestselling BUNNY SUICIDES series comes a hilarious new collection of illustrations that confirms all our worst fears: the pigs won't take it lying down.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (1 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340920289
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340920282
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 19.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 289,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Andy Riley is the hugely popular author and artist of a series of best-selling cartoon books. He draws a weekly strip cartoon for The Observer Magazine, and his comedy scriptwriting (in partnership with Kevin Cecil) has won two BAFTAS. They've built up extensive TV writing credits, as well as getting involved in some feature-length animations. Andy also used to be the stage dancer for The Pod, Julian Barratt's comedy techno band which was the forerunner of The Mighty Boosh. His hobbies include urban canoeing.

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As a card carrying selfish pig I am delighted to endorse this all too accurate book for the small fee offered (Al Murray)

One of the funniest cartoonists in Britain (The Times on DIY DENTISTRY)

Andy Riley can reasonably claim to be an heir to Heath Robinson . . . he is extraordinarily inventive (Sunday Telegraph on DIY DENTISTRY)

One of the country's funniest cartoonists . . . a hoot but not for the faint-hearted (Daily Mirror on DIY DENTISTRY)

It's the funniest, bunniest book I've ever read (Elton John on THE BOOK OF BUNNY SUICIDES)

Hilarious, heartwarming and ever so sweetly mean (Simon Pegg on GREAT LIES TO TELL SMALL KIDS)

Brilliantly researched. The most important book of the year (Hugh Grant on THE BOOK OF BUNNY SUICIDES)

What kind of sick mind finds humour in such cruelty? (The League of Gentlemen on THE BOOK OF BUNNY SUICIDES)

Sadists of all ages will absolutely love it (Daily Telegraph on THE BOOK OF BUNNY SUICIDES)

Book Description

The creator of the bestselling BUNNY SUICIDES returns to his animal roots with this hilarious collection of sourfaced sows.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Almost as good as the Bunny Suicides 5 Jan 2010
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book for my sister for Christmas, but I have been a fan of Andy Riley's books for a long time. I have to say his ingenious animal books do stand out more for me than his Lies to Tell Kids ones, but maybe that is just because they tend to be a little more twisted.

Selfish Pigs will raise a good few chuckles and while it does not quite match up to the Bunny Suicides it comes a very close second.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So funny! Lol 20 Dec 2013
By Keeley
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is one of my favourites including the Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley, very funny, would recommend you to buy this book if you haven't already.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny 1 Dec 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A funny Christmas present for my teenage son. Good quality. Brilliant illustrations and laugh out loud content.
Many many thanks
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3.0 out of 5 stars Yes it.s ok 31 Dec 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my teenage grandson for Christmas. If you like "Suicide Bunnies" you will certainly like this !
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5.0 out of 5 stars selfish pigs 22 Feb 2011
By richy
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is a laugh a minute. Every page has a different funny sketch on it. It had us in stiches.Well worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't help but loving SELFISH PIGS 21 Feb 2011
Format:Hardcover
Andy Rily's pigs are rude, intolerably selfish and pretty ugly too. And as suggested by another reviewer, piglet-loving younger sisters may not fully appreciate the underlying charm of this book. But do give it to your brother, he'll love it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pigs 7 Dec 2010
Format:Hardcover
Really fun to read, but after 30-40 pictures becomes repetitive and not that imaginative.
I like how the pigs are drawn, they look really very nasty.

Pay attention that the book is smaller than for example Cyanide and Happiness: Ice Cream and Sadness, it is really small-sized.

"Selfish pigs" can be a great present for you younger brother, but don't expect much from it really.
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