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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.
With more than touch of the Chris Morris about it, this is a truly hilarious paper archive of one of the best sites on the internet. Who would have thought that spoof TV listings could provide so much amusement?
Occasionally savage, often surreal, always very funny, and execptionally well written, this is just great stuff. Its also quite a shock seeing something on...
Published on 23 Oct 2001 by Rik Burke

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7 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Almost tedious.... until...
Supposedly based on a website and now (irony of ironies) with its own cable TV slot, TV Go Home is a reasonably funny parody with one major weakness. Read the book again and you'll see it: the same foul-mouthed gags being retold over and over. Even worse, most of it is simly regurgitated from the website/TV programme, so the gags were never fresh in the first...
Published on 25 Oct 2002 by Tony Mullen


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic., 23 Oct 2001
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Rik Burke (Nottingham, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: TV Go Home (Paperback)
With more than touch of the Chris Morris about it, this is a truly hilarious paper archive of one of the best sites on the internet. Who would have thought that spoof TV listings could provide so much amusement?
Occasionally savage, often surreal, always very funny, and execptionally well written, this is just great stuff. Its also quite a shock seeing something on paper which contains all the vitriol that you can see on the internet.
Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the website, 19 Oct 2001
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The website which has spent the past two years satirising TV programmers increasingly bizarre ideas transfers easily from cyberspace to coffee table. All the long running series are here inclunding the obnoxious Nathan Barley, Mick Hucknall and his unique brand of exhibitionism and 'The ten tasks of one-armed one-legged Hercules.' Unfortunately the book spells the end of the online version but it makes a great archive of one the few comedy sites worth remembering.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Savage genius, the serrated blade of truth., 22 Oct 2001
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The book of the brilliant web-page works well, loads of extra bile and hilarious throughout. Nathan Barley, insert expletive here, even has his own tv channel, in the same vein as UKgold, showing non-stop c***.
Everything banal and dumb on TV gets rightly crucified, plus the celebrity "press", eg. Heat magazine, which should make all those hopelessly addicted to that culture as shameful as Judas.
Charlie Brooker is up there alongside Chris Morris as the best social commentators in Britain. This is an essential book with a simple message, wake up now!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Brooker man's done it again!, 5 July 2002
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Thomas Bottrill (East Lansing, MI United States) - See all my reviews
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I have been a fan of Charlie Brooker since his days on PC Zone, and thoroughly enjoyed the TV Go Home TV series - after watching it (and finding out Charlie created it) I visited the website - I was SO happy to find that a book had been made also! And what a book - a laugh-a-page! From "10 Things Ben Affleck Would Never Do" to the "Daily Mail Islander", this book will have you in stitches - and it even looks exactly like the Radio Times! So why waste [money] on lottery tickets - buy this book and you'll never be unhappy again!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is my bible., 4 Dec 2002
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honestly. the hilarity contained in tv go home is stunning - from social/political comment(Multinational Sh*tvert of the year awards), spoofs of existing tv shows (eg DI Spoonfed), or just plain wierdness (fun goose or war), this book has it in droves. it also has many obscenties, but i don't mind this at all, as brooker always fully justifies them - even mocking those who find swearing an end in itself. it significantly expands on the website's content, adding the marvellous "scorch" magazine ("20 reasons why celebrities are better than you"), nathan barley's nowbiter (it's so true i weep for media management..) and daily mail islander, plus movie pages, cable channels and much great stuff. back to the original point, the programmes themselves are described so briefly that it takes on a biblical style. i can read a programme a day and i still laugh . it's brilliant!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sick, cruel and VERY funny!!, 9 Nov 2001
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TERRENCE MORGAN (UK) - See all my reviews
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110 pages may not seem like much...but when you're in the hands of TVGOHOME writer Charlie Brooker its excellent value for money. It has more laughs per page than any other book that I know of.
This is one of the funniest books I've ever read!
Buy it now....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Biting with 12-foot teeth, 11 Dec 2001
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this is the funniest book that has ever been written. from 'Cheggers Plays God' to 'Daily Mail Island' to Tekken the soap opera and the inclusion of Jellyback PI and his cohorts - Garcia and Spoonfed PI especially - mockery is made of a medium that has quite frankly been asking for it. if you've never been to tvgohome.com (the site from which it sprang) then how did you find that this book existed? Never mind, just get this book. Unless you think there are some things which are not fit subjects for humour, in which case you are probably too far gone for an inspired site and book like this to be worth your while.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best thing since Brass Eye..., 29 Oct 2001
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Apart from anything else, Charlie Brooker and TVGH are a refreshing change from the fluffy, PC, spin-led, Bubble-wrapped, Don't-let-them-see-anything-that-may-be-even-slightly-controvertial rubbish that is so regularly splurged from the televisual orifice.
A lot of people may call it sick, but what they fail to realise is that it is not in any way condoning such things, but sending them up, making fun of them. people may say that there is material in the book that they find offensive, but they are taking it in totally the wrong context.
Buy this Book. It will make you laugh until you cry, and will be an excuse to avoid another downright unpalatable soap opera.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtakingly offensive and hysterically funny, 22 Oct 2001
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So, tv go home becomes the latest website to put out a printed version of its content, but is it worth shelling out for?
Well, yeah. Rather than just reprint existing material, this book showcases the best of the site's spoof TV listings, now covering a whole week's shows on four channels, plus satellite and cable (used for shorter jokes), _plus_ brand-new Radio Times-style features on things like History, and a few skits on certain regrettable publications..
Yes, there is plenty of reprinted material too, but it's still very, very funny. In places, it is also astonishingly rude - I really cannot over-emphasize this bit. I laugh, but you might not if you prefer your comedy to be safe and fluffy. Profuse swearing isn't funny, we're all taught at school; but Charlie Brooker is a master craftsman of profanity, his pace, his rhythm and timing of naughty phrases is immaculate; and, and this is the litmus test, he can be equally funny when he doesn't swear at all. Anyway, buy this book before someone bans it, okay?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Viciously funny spoof TV listings., 12 Feb 2002
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Comparisons with Brass Eye and Chris Morris are well deserved. Charlie Brooker takes a clever and often surreal sideswipe at not just the blandness and stupidity of television programming but also at all things in this world that are just plain bad. Plenty of sick humour that will offend the stupid but entertain those with a modicum of common sense.
Leave it on the coffee table so your demented grandmother can confuse it with a real listings guide then sit back and guffaw at her reaction.
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