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The Idler 32: Anniversary Paperback – 13 Nov 2003


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Idle Ltd (13 Nov 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0953672077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0953672073
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,695,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, a global organisation he set up to fight 'blue-sky thinking'. He is currently proposing that a new cloud type, Asperatus, should be added to the International Cloud Atlas - if he succeeds, this would be the first new official cloud type since 1951. He is also the co-founder and creative director of The Idler magazine and author of the bestselling THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE. He lives in London and Somerset.

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Britain's coolest magazine', Alex James, Blur .'Uniquely engaging... devoted to idleness in all its forms... surprisingly energetic in its sagacious coverage of trends and trendiness... Packed with ideas', Time Out .'The thinking person's Loaded', Select .'Full of good things... genuinely radical, irreverent and iconoclastic', the Rt Hon Alan Clark, .'I'd read it even if I didn't write for it', Louis Theroux, --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Magazine For Those Who Love To Loaf --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Oct 2001
Format: Paperback
'The idler' is touted as a magazine, although in size it is more of a book. Published twice a year, it is a collection of sketches, articles, reviews and stories, with laziness as a general theme.
This issue features interviews with Patrick Moore (by Alex James) and Bill Odiie (by Louis Theroux) along with sketches by Adam and Joe and stories by Zodiac Mindwarp (aka Mark Manning).
It really is one of the funniest and most entertaining magazines I have ever read and has caused me no end of strange looks on the tube as I sniggered away to myself. The combination of genuine wit and genius writing is unlikely to be found anywhere else and I can heartily recommend it to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kristin TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 23 Feb 2009
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The Idler is a great, usually biannual, magazine. The oddments and snippits are as great as the full on articles, all vaguely round a theme, but the key is that the magazine is not for workaholics or go getters of any description. A great holiday read or something to sit by a sun lounger in the conservatory to just dip in to when you want to read something interesting, but relaxing.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Nov 1999
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I bought this quite by accident in Borders the other week. It's structured like a magazine, with lots of funny bits in the front section, with more substantial interviews and articles in the middle - it's theme is Man's Ruin, with lots of (perhaps too much) articles examining boozing including an incredibly moving account of a father and son who were involved in the temperance movement. The writers list reads like a a who's who of the british underground (Adam and Joe, Louis Theroux, Will Self, Bill Drummond, Tony White, Matthew De Abaitua) and its good to see them all gathered in one place.
Although the boozing stuff wears a bit thin, that's always been kind of the point with the Idler - it's self-indulgent in a world where everything else feels restrained by fears of what the public might or might not like. it's excessive, goes far too far, and is a force for good. if they had a proper publisher, they'd be dangerous
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dr. J. Sims on 10 Dec 2005
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Excellent reading ....ah too busy idling and reading this inspiring work of brilliance to say any more......
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