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Lies On Girls
Lies On Girls
Price: 0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stop giving away our secrets, Vince!, 2 May 2012
This review is from: Lies On Girls (Kindle Edition)
I was a bit dubious of this, with it's 99p price and billing as a collection of columns about the life of a single man. But not only is it well-written (which makes a change for bargain-priced eBooks), it's also really funny.

My main concern is that writer Vince Raison is being a bit TOO candid about the way men think. If all women read this, they'll realise what a shallow, selfish bunch we are and that could be the end of the species.

This is perfect commuting or toilet book material, the best kind of dip-in-and-out read. If you've long since left the lad mags and the "sexperts" behind, you'll still find plenty worthwhile in here. The author matures throughout the book's three distinct sections, which unfold like acts in a medieval morality play. At the same time, there are also lots of jokes about ladyparts. Which is nice.


Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel
Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel
by Jonathan Morris
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 5.29

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm loving angels..., 23 Jun 2011
Buy this! It's an exciting time-travel adventure, a creepy thriller and a touching love story. Okay, so it's not a thesaurus but, hey, you can't have everything, right?


How Not to Grow Up: A Coming of Age Memoir. Sort of.
How Not to Grow Up: A Coming of Age Memoir. Sort of.
by Richard Herring
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Has anyone said "this is mah favourite book" yet?, 14 Jun 2010
I enjoyed this book. Maybe I'm going through my own personal mid-life crisis but, if so, I seem to be filling it with lots of autobiographies of comedians on the road. (I'm sure there's an Amazon list in that.)

What's nice about reading Richard Herring's stories is that he does appear to have reached some kind of happiness, either through his professional or personal life. Whilst there's no real moral awakening on display here, that's also quite refreshing. There are no answers, or apologies, offered. It is simply a well-told part of the author's life and his increasing sense of restlessness, peppered liberally with good jokes and funny observations.

As noted in the other reviews, a lot of Herring's material is developed in public, on podcasts and in live shows. This is a nice distillation of the last few years of his work. So, as long as you don't read it expecting Damascene revelations, and you enjoy a bit of above-average puerile humour, I think you'll enjoy this book as much as me.


The Peter Serafinowicz Show [DVD]
The Peter Serafinowicz Show [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Serafinowicz
Offered by Speedyhen Ltd
Price: 4.95

5.0 out of 5 stars I love Peter Serafinowicz, 19 Aug 2009
Get this, if only for the Butterfield sketches (there's plenty more besides).

I love Peter, and not just because he said my book was "very funny too" on Twitter.


The Tent, the Bucket and Me
The Tent, the Bucket and Me
by Emma Kennedy
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain bucket of laughs, 24 May 2009
Not simply an exercise in nostalgic nerve-tweaking, Emma Kennedy's book is a brilliant semi-autobiography in equal parts fond, familiar and funny for anyone who lived through the '70s.

If you ever stayed under canvas in the less-than-five-star accommodation of British and French campsites, or watched as your parents turned a hot summer day's picnic into a chimp's tea party, then this book will strike a chord. If you enjoy lyrically evocative prose or vivid, well-told holiday adventures then you will also enjoy reading this collection of stories.

And if you, like me, rarely laugh out loud (least of all at a book), then beware - because this book will surprise you into producing sizeable snorts and sniggers in the most embarrassingly public places. Highly recommended.


Footypedia
Footypedia
by Daniel Maier
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 8.55

5.0 out of 5 stars He shoots, he scores, he runs around with his head up his jumper!, 8 May 2009
This review is from: Footypedia (Hardcover)
This handy, shorts-pocket sized footy dictionary can be whipped out at a moment's notice and make you the hero of any match day.

My favourite entry is a personal one: "Pejic (n.) - weird atmosphere at end-of season game where the result at another ground has greater significance." 'Cos I was in Germany at the end of the 93-94 season, when Everton stayed up by (yes, winning their own game, but also) Sheffied's defeat at Chelsea. And I was with Pejic's daughter at the time. True!


Wiffle Lever to Full!: Daleks, Death Stars and Dreamy-eyed Nostalgia at the Strangest Sci-fi Conventions
Wiffle Lever to Full!: Daleks, Death Stars and Dreamy-eyed Nostalgia at the Strangest Sci-fi Conventions
by Bob Fischer
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrible title, great book, 10 Mar 2009
Wiffle Lever to Full!: Daleks, Death Stars and Dreamy-eyed Nostalgia at the Strangest Sci-fi Conventions

Frankly, I can't believe the negative reviews of this book. It's a beautifully written slice of whimsical nostalgia. Fischer's tour of the UK cult/sci-fi convention circuit is charming, wonderfully readable, and worthy companion to the writings of Stuart Maconie, Charlie Connelly or Charlie Brooker.

An essential read for anyone who's hesitantly dipped their toes into the dark water of cult fandom, or - indeed - their other halves.

Steve Berry, author of TV Cream's Toys: Presents You Pestered Your Parents for


Doctor Who -  The Pirate Loop (New Series Adventure 20)
Doctor Who - The Pirate Loop (New Series Adventure 20)
by Simon Guerrier
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 5.03

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd Brock From The Sun, 8 Oct 2008
This is my first Dr Who book (I always wait until they're twenty or more into a series run before hopping aboard), and a very enjoyable lark it is, too. As noted, Simon Guerrier has the characterisation of both the Doctor and his companion down pat from the off (the Martha's-eye view of the adventure itself lends the story very much to reading aloud - perhaps to a youngster). Plus, who can resist a tale of spaceships and buccaneering badgers? Not me. The somewhat Douglas Adams-ish plot is often, but not always, one step ahead of the reader (well, I didn't see the resolution coming, anyway) and the telling is, in turns, pacy, exciting, thoughtful and helpfully explanatory. I particularly liked the author's drawing of Martha's growing self-awareness. Very recommended.


Confessions of a Chatroom Freak
Confessions of a Chatroom Freak
by Mr Biffo
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.04

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Put down the Internet and walk away, 25 Jan 2008
If you've ever engaged in electronic flirting (dot matrix frottage, or "dottage" to the youngsters, I believe) you'll know that sometimes people you meet on the Internet aren't what they seem. For a start, nearly all of them are illiterate and many do not have even a basic knowledge of human anatomy.

Thankfully, LoopyLisa21f is not one of those people. Possessed of a graphic ability to describe all the body's orifaces and the various fluids that come out or go into them, this is her life story online. Like the films Hard Candy, You've Got Mail or Indiana Jones And The Lost Weekend Of IRC, this story demonstrates the horror that unfurls when a bit of harmless computer banter is allowed to escalate into a bit of more harmful computer banter.

Mr Biffo has constructed an excellent expositional study into the metatexuality of modern social function, interactivity and communications paradigms. This is an entertaining novel that will have you.


"Look-in": The Best of the Seventies
"Look-in": The Best of the Seventies
by Graham Kibble-White
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Look-in(g) good!, 28 Nov 2007
The classic weekly read compressed into hardback form for a new generation; where else would you find those ITV region logos? A cracking stocking filler with a Proustian rush on every page.


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