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You Are Awful (But I Like You): Travels Through Unloved Britain
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 March 2012
This is an entertaining and witty travelogue around the more unloved parts of our islands. Tim is self aware enough to realise that it could come across as an exercise in sneering from a middle aged metrosexual male but it just about avoids this. I have know some of the areas he lampoons quite well and I must admit he gets them off to a tee. I thinks his choice of transport and musical accompaniment really make the tale. Whilst he is travelling he is also suffering in a most unnatural manner!
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2012
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An absolute joy to read from beginning to end.

Informative, funny and definitely hard to put down.
It so nice to read a (pseudo) travel book that is far less serious than most others.
I have personally visited some of the places within the pages, and I can say with sincerity that Mr Moore's assessment of these places is spot-on.

I recommend this book to anyone who needs an antidote to all the pending summer holiday madness.
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on 19 April 2015
Very funny but also slightly sad. A great read.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 24 February 2013
I guess I must have read around half a dozen books in this genre ever since Bill Bryson's Notes From A Small Island. None of them stood up to what Bryson did or have achieved his success. And Tim Moore's book is one more that fails to live up to Bryson's original. Why is it? For one thing, Moore simply doesn't have the quality and quantity of quips required to sustain 276 pages.

I reckon he couldn't have spent more than a couple of weeks on the road (if that). A criticism because a good travel writer tries to engage with the places he visits by spending time there. A good travel writer tells stories from the people he meets. Moore doesn't seem to have met or talked with anyone. Sure there are a few brief snatches of conversation, but on the whole he drives to a place, makes his observations about the people and buildings and moves on. Constant references to TV shows and internet research as humorous asides merely reinforce the fact that his heart is not into producing anything particularly original.

The humorous British travelogue. Please no more.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2012
Having read all Tim Moore's other books, I was not disappointed. Digging around in the backrooms of the British psyche is Moore's specialty and he does it here superbly. Laugh out loud funny, then squirmingly realistic in turns.Always entertaining.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 March 2012
Good for some historical and geographic facts, even some complimentary comments about locations (not many!). I could have happily NOT read about his drinking sprees whilst in the towns - this is my negative comment.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Superb account of the worst hotels, food and attitudes in Britain. Humorous but telling.

His style is easy reading. I could identify with nearly all his views so I guess I'm biased. So what? LOL
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 March 2013
It is all that I expected, my sort of humour plus a surprising amount of thought provoking facts and information about the recent history of our island.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 May 2012
This a good book, it made me smile a lot, but it could have been a great book and made me laugh, could have been but missed it by a whisker. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed reading Tim's book and was sorry to reach the end but it took me to chapter 13 just to get in synch with his style of writting. Some of his sentences are so long and wordy I forgot what they were supposed to be about. That may not be entirely the fault of the author, it may be that I am to stupid to understand what he was on about, 50-50 chance here. I should take umbridge at his list of really naff music that he had to listen to on his journey because I have most of them, I don't take umbridge because he is right. Tim is right about nearly everything he says and although this book is funny that does make me feel kind of sad for poor old UK. My son recommended this book to me and I am glad he did, the memory of it will stay with me quite a while, an enjoyable memory.

Note to Tim Moore - You are a gifted and witty author, don't make the mistake of presuming your audience is as clever as you, I ain't.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 April 2012
This book is a good read
and it's worth the money
for it. Also my husband
really enjoyed reading it.
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