Trade in Yours
For a 0.25 Gift Card
Trade in
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

TV Go Home [Paperback]

Charlie Brooker
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Trade In this Item for up to 0.25
Trade in TV Go Home for an Amazon.co.uk gift card of up to 0.25, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

15 Oct 2001

Based on Britain’s most popular comedy website, TV GO HOME is a spoof listings magazine that does for the Radio Times what The Onion did for newspapers. Savage, satirical, surreal, and frequently incredibly stupid, this book will make you laugh out loud.

TV GO HOME (http://www.tvgohome.com) is Britain’s most infamous comedy magazine – a cult spoof of both television and TV listings magazines such as the Radio Times. Its merciless, anarchic humour attracts over 150,000 readers a month – an audience that is constantly growing. And this book is that website – multiplied by eight and presented in a handy, portable paper-and-inkward edition.

Its presence, in large numbers, on a prominent shelf, will instantly render your bookshop 36 times more likely to win a trophy in a ‘Most Good Bookshop’ contest or something.

‘One of the biggest word-of-mouth internet cults of the past year… enjoy (it) now… disgusting, disturbing and very funny.’



Product details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (15 Oct 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841156752
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841156750
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 19 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Charlie Brooker has worked as a writer, journalist, cartoonist and television and radio presenter.

Recent television credits include: You Have Been Watching, Screenwipe, which won a Royal Television Society award, and Newswipe. Charlie also wrote and produced Dead Set, a BAFTA-nominated satirical horror drama for Channel 4. Other TV writing credits include the 11 O'Clock Show and the Brass Eye Paedophilia Special.

Charlie is well-known for his weekly columns in The Guardian and recently won The Press Awards' columnist of the year.

Product Description

From the Back Cover

TV GO HOME (http://www.tvgohome.com) is Britain’s most infamous comedy magazine – a cult spoof of both television and TV listings magazines such as the Radio Times. Its merciless, anarchic humour attracts over 150,000 readers a month – an audience that is constantly growing. And this book is that website – multiplied by eight and presented in a handy, portable paper-and-inkward edition.

Its presence, in large numbers, on a prominent shelf, will instantly render your bookshop 36 times more likely to win a trophy in a ‘Most Good Bookshop’ contest or something.

‘One of the biggest word-of-mouth internet cults of the past year… enjoy (it) now… disgusting, disturbing and very funny.’

About the Author

Zeppotron co-founder Charlie Brooker is the creator of tvgohome.com, a hugely successful comedy website that attracts around 400,000 hits per month. His previous writing credits include The Guardian, The 11 O'clock Show, E4.com, Loaded, Select, Ministry, The Daily Telegraph, Dreamcast, PC Zone, Oink!, and Stuff. He has also worked as a cartoonist and illustrator, creating comic strips and pictorial articles for many of the above publications. He was writer-presenter of BBC Radio One's Digital Update, co-presented BBC Knowledge technology show The Kit and currently writes a weekly TV column for the Guardian Guide.


Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. 23 Oct 2001
Format:Paperback
With more than touch of the Chris Morris about it, this is a truly hilarious paper archive of one of the best sites on the internet. Who would have thought that spoof TV listings could provide so much amusement?
Occasionally savage, often surreal, always very funny, and execptionally well written, this is just great stuff. Its also quite a shock seeing something on paper which contains all the vitriol that you can see on the internet.
Highly recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the website 19 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The website which has spent the past two years satirising TV programmers increasingly bizarre ideas transfers easily from cyberspace to coffee table. All the long running series are here inclunding the obnoxious Nathan Barley, Mick Hucknall and his unique brand of exhibitionism and 'The ten tasks of one-armed one-legged Hercules.' Unfortunately the book spells the end of the online version but it makes a great archive of one the few comedy sites worth remembering.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Savage genius, the serrated blade of truth. 22 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The book of the brilliant web-page works well, loads of extra bile and hilarious throughout. Nathan Barley, insert expletive here, even has his own tv channel, in the same vein as UKgold, showing non-stop c***.
Everything banal and dumb on TV gets rightly crucified, plus the celebrity "press", eg. Heat magazine, which should make all those hopelessly addicted to that culture as shameful as Judas.
Charlie Brooker is up there alongside Chris Morris as the best social commentators in Britain. This is an essential book with a simple message, wake up now!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Brooker man's done it again! 5 July 2002
Format:Paperback
I have been a fan of Charlie Brooker since his days on PC Zone, and thoroughly enjoyed the TV Go Home TV series - after watching it (and finding out Charlie created it) I visited the website - I was SO happy to find that a book had been made also! And what a book - a laugh-a-page! From "10 Things Ben Affleck Would Never Do" to the "Daily Mail Islander", this book will have you in stitches - and it even looks exactly like the Radio Times! So why waste [money] on lottery tickets - buy this book and you'll never be unhappy again!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sick, cruel and VERY funny!! 9 Nov 2001
Format:Paperback
110 pages may not seem like much...but when you're in the hands of TVGOHOME writer Charlie Brooker its excellent value for money. It has more laughs per page than any other book that I know of.
This is one of the funniest books I've ever read!
Buy it now....
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is my bible. 4 Dec 2002
Format:Paperback
honestly. the hilarity contained in tv go home is stunning - from social/political comment(Multinational Sh*tvert of the year awards), spoofs of existing tv shows (eg DI Spoonfed), or just plain wierdness (fun goose or war), this book has it in droves. it also has many obscenties, but i don't mind this at all, as brooker always fully justifies them - even mocking those who find swearing an end in itself. it significantly expands on the website's content, adding the marvellous "scorch" magazine ("20 reasons why celebrities are better than you"), nathan barley's nowbiter (it's so true i weep for media management..) and daily mail islander, plus movie pages, cable channels and much great stuff. back to the original point, the programmes themselves are described so briefly that it takes on a biblical style. i can read a programme a day and i still laugh . it's brilliant!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Biting with 12-foot teeth 11 Dec 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
this is the funniest book that has ever been written. from 'Cheggers Plays God' to 'Daily Mail Island' to Tekken the soap opera and the inclusion of Jellyback PI and his cohorts - Garcia and Spoonfed PI especially - mockery is made of a medium that has quite frankly been asking for it. if you've never been to tvgohome.com (the site from which it sprang) then how did you find that this book existed? Never mind, just get this book. Unless you think there are some things which are not fit subjects for humour, in which case you are probably too far gone for an inspired site and book like this to be worth your while.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best thing since Brass Eye... 29 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Apart from anything else, Charlie Brooker and TVGH are a refreshing change from the fluffy, PC, spin-led, Bubble-wrapped, Don't-let-them-see-anything-that-may-be-even-slightly-controvertial rubbish that is so regularly splurged from the televisual orifice.
A lot of people may call it sick, but what they fail to realise is that it is not in any way condoning such things, but sending them up, making fun of them. people may say that there is material in the book that they find offensive, but they are taking it in totally the wrong context.
Buy this Book. It will make you laugh until you cry, and will be an excuse to avoid another downright unpalatable soap opera.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Charlie Brooker is right about everything
Charlie Brooker at his funniest and most brutal at the same time. Unfettered by any obligation to be nice to anybody at all, this is a hilarious volcano of vitriol and loathing. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mr. Stuart Bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars Utter, utter, utter, utter genius.
8 years after it was bought for me as a birthday gift this is still the funniest book I've ever read. I return to it regularly if I need a laugh. Read more
Published on 7 May 2008 by Mr. Mg Cole
3.0 out of 5 stars Almost tedious.... until...
Supposedly based on a website and now (irony of ironies) with its own cable TV slot, TV Go Home is a reasonably funny parody with one major weakness. Read more
Published on 25 Oct 2002 by "tony_mullen"
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just another lazy Christmas stocking filler
Charlie Brooker finally gained the recognition he deserved with the brilliant Tv Go Home website, and now he has a book to his name. Read more
Published on 27 Aug 2002 by Jason Theodorou
4.0 out of 5 stars Viciously funny spoof TV listings.
Comparisons with Brass Eye and Chris Morris are well deserved. Charlie Brooker takes a clever and often surreal sideswipe at not just the blandness and stupidity of television... Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2002 by red_monkey
5.0 out of 5 stars mind liberating
Charlie Brooker librates us all with his quick conscience-awakening wit like the unforgettable "Patrick Kielty rides a patomine reindeer pulling a cart full of retarded... Read more
Published on 3 Jan 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtakingly offensive and hysterically funny
So, tv go home becomes the latest website to put out a printed version of its content, but is it worth shelling out for?
Well, yeah. Read more
Published on 22 Oct 2001 by Danforth
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xafe05d5c)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback