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Xkcd: Volume 0 [Paperback]

Randall Munroe
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23 Sep 2010 Xkcd
Randall Munroe describes "xkcd" as a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. While it's practically required reading in the geek community, "xkcd" fans are as varied as the comic's subject matter. This book creates laughs from science jokes on one page to relationship humor on another. "xkcd: volume 0" is the first book from the immensely popular webcomic with a passionate readership (just Google "xkcd meetup"). The artist selected personal and fan favorites from his first 600 comics. It was lovingly assembled from high-resolution original scans of the comics (the mouseover text is discreetly included), and features a lot of doodles, notes, and puzzles in the margins. The book is published by Breadpig, which donates all of the publisher profits from this book to Room to Read for promoting literacy in the developing world.

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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Breadpig (23 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615314465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615314464
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 22.6 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly Geeky 25 Sep 2010
By Sir Why
Format:Paperback
Followed the comic since the early years. Love to see the best of the first 600 on paper. Recommend to any one who likes a bit of geeky or maths comedy. There are also little extras written along the sides of the pages which aren't in the original comics. The introduction by xkcd's creator is short and sweet, telling us a brief history of the comic and how Randall managed to think up such a gem. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal! 22 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is simply a gem of excellently conceived, interesting, funny and sometimes quite profound humour. It sometimes needs a bit of insider knowledge - of computers or maths - to get the punchline, but that just makes it even better.

Such simple lines, such profound humour. Get it, get it! :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By DPVC
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm not a web-kid, nor did I go to university, nor am I familiar with computer linguistics and lingo nor mathematical terms and jargon...so why, considering this is a funny book full of them, did I buy this?
In short despite, the mass of calculations and information printed onto the page, the human side of these sketches always manage to shine through. If anything, Munroe's simplistic scientific style, adds a lot of character to the strips that the stickmen don't 'show'.
His musings on love, life, critique on college/university subjects and life in general are all humorous (and in some cases, mind stretching...)
It might well help having a diploma to read this, but I still enjoyed it all the same...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A little piece of geeky art 28 Nov 2010
By jamm3r
Format:Paperback
I'm surprised to see so few reviews of this little piece of geeky art. I follow xkcd since the beginnings, and loved it since the very first moments. The book collects some of the most funny stripes that can be found on the site. It's nice to see on paper what you alway read online.
Bonus #1: there are lots of little extras (comments, additional drawings, games) which can't be found on the website.
Bonus #2: buying it you'll do also a little charity.

Go get it now (or get it as a present for your best geek friend, he'll love it :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 15 Dec 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It may seem strange to pay for something that can be found for free on the internet but I brought this as a gift for my brother. He likes the Cyanide and Happiness comics and these are along the same lines but a little more... niche...? They play more on I suppose intelligent sarcastic jokes which is perfect for my brother. If in doubt just check out the website for a taste of the book - or just put the hyperlink in a card and call it a present if you're cheap.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice paperback for geeks! 12 Jan 2011
By Swansil
Format:Paperback
This book is perfect gift for nerdy (or geeky) friends of yours (who nicely admit they are nerds!). The author's a genius and you'll laugh a lot by going through the stripes. It's a paperback, so maybe that's the weakest point, but it's very good quality.
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By Doc
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Discovered XKCD a few years ago. It is a must for every geek, nerd and science buff. If you don't get it ... try explain XKCD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Picks up where others leave off 1 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback
This smart/witty/sarcastic cartoon takes up a space beyond Dilbert and other tech humour. Some of the laughs will actually take some research for some, but the effort is worth it for those in the know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's XKCD!
XKCD might not be a webbcomic for all, but for us nerds, it is a life enhancer. In this album, you get a fine selection of comics, but also some interesting side notes and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Magnus Bark
5.0 out of 5 stars You don't have to be geeky, but you'll only get half the jokes
Some of these jokes need some research to get fully and that makes them all the more funny. Even the title is a joke as computer sequences start from zero not one. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Julian Barnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Loads of fun
Purchased as a gift for my son, it is loads of fun, slightly "out there" and made me smile. Lots of content.
Published 19 months ago by stephcoogy
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Very very happy with this book, a must for xkcd lovers. Arrived in pristine condition, all the strips are beautifully clear and the annotations and extra titbits pull the whole... Read more
Published 23 months ago by ApolloXenon
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally worth it!
Despite the entirety of xkcd being easily available online, in this time of dodgy internet connections and crappily serviced ISPs it's nice to have something to fall back on... Read more
Published on 9 Nov 2011 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars worth the price
This is a great buy for any xkcd fan. I bought it for a friend of mines birthday and he thought it was pretty great. Contains nice little comments written by randall
Published on 21 Sep 2011 by DannyB
5.0 out of 5 stars As expected
Every comic in here is available online (the only addition are some small annotations and puzzles), but the book is an excellent way to introduce someone to xkcd (my dad discovered... Read more
Published on 11 Sep 2011 by L. Abraham
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead tree version of online wonder: Awesome
Even if you have already read all the xkcd.net strips several times, this book it's worth buying. I bought four, because it also makes for a perfect present ;)
Published on 3 Sep 2011 by inigoalonso
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantasticlly frustrating!
Great little book all the best XKCD comics in a nice book there are also extras Randal has written on some of the pages and theres clues hidden through out you need to figure.
Published on 3 April 2011 by chuckie987
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