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The Chronicles Of Blarnia (Gollancz S.F.) [Hardcover]

Michael Gerber
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15 Sep 2005 Gollancz S.F.
A much loved classic of fantasy literature written by a grumpy, pipe smoking don in a smelly tweedy jacket being turned into a massive worldwide cinema hit. Where have we seen that before? Lord of the Rings was, of course, immense when it got the Hollywood treatment. Narnia will match it. We sold more than 300,000 copies of BORED OF THE RINGS and followed this 160,000 sales of two associated Tolkien parodies. Now Mike Gerber moves on from his 500,000 copy BARRY TROTTER sucess to line up the next big target.

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (15 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575077204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575077201
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 11.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 423,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Gerber is an American humour writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and on Saturday Night Live. His BARRY TROTTER books were Sunday Times Best sellers.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Amusing but not excellent 13 Jan 2006
By dwein22
I bought this on the back of the "Barry Trotter" series which were hilarious.
I was a little disppointed, the jokes are not as numerous and not always that funny. I liked the kids' characters but some parts of the book just aren't that good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ____ Wonderful! 11 Dec 2005
The Chronicles of Blarnia is full of low-brow jokes, toilet humour and childish asides. None of this prevents it from being one of the funniest things I've ever read - indeed, I just finished it and have been chuckling noisily for hours.
Okay, some of the parody elements are particularly moronic - take Asthma the Messianic house-cat, the overweight Wide Witch or young Ed with his overweight-ladies fixation - but Michael Gerber always follows a bad gag with a fantastic one. What's most surprising is that the joke's impact is sustained throughout. And when Gerber repeats a joke he usually follows it with a knowing wink.
He may have ruined the recent film for me (I'll have this fresher in mind than C.S. Lewis' novel), but at least I got a fun read out of it. Hysterical, and hugely recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Chronicles Of Blarnia (Gollancz S.F.) 6 Jun 2014
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I have given this product 5 stars because I purchased this book for a friend and she loves these kinds of was in good condition and the storyline was very good. Thank you.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been worse... 13 July 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Michael Gerber writes amusing books, such as Barry Trotter. He continues his amusing jokes in THE CHRONICLES OF BLARNIA and i definately laughed out loud more than once, but i felt it got a bit too strange, complicated and there weren't as many jokes as i expected. I recommend you do buy this but you definately wont read it again. Not as funny as i'd hoped but could have been worse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 3 Feb 2007
By David H
A parody needs to be witty and funny coupled with atleast a certain level of interlect, and this book clearly achieves all of these things. Some of the mickey takes on parts of the story are genius, and serve to create a very readable and humerous novel.
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