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Nice illustions , but not as funny as the audio version .....,
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This review is from: The World of Karl Pilkington (Hardcover)
I was infact looking forward to this book , me being a huge fan of the podcasts and XFM shows and all !
I was hoping to looking forward for some new content/material from the mind of Karl Pilkington , but I have heard everything in this book before on podcasts / XFM radio show recordings. I was hoping they'de at least be compiled in a different way ( I was hoping this to be a complete publication to be karls' diary entries actually ) than just a direct quoting of what was said on show.
But the problem is , after listening to the podcasts / XFM recordings so many times ... reading it in book form , just isn't as funny as listening to the trio in audio format, as there are many missing elements/energy in audio form that make this material all the more funny.
I was hoping for more of Karls wisdom on a wider range of topics ... not a rerun.
There is some new content in a way however ..... the charming illustrations and handwriting of Karl Pilkington himself !
His illustrations are just full of character , just like himself !
I'm actually rather impressed , and think Karl should go into illustrating and maybe writing childrens books ! Because his style would suit it ! Or even a cartoonist in a newspaper !
Karls' illustrations alone make this book worth a look at for any podcast/XFM fans !
But who knows what the rest of the world will make of the strange observations/thoughts that can be found in this book.
Unfortunatly no new real content though , besides seeing the handwriting and artwork of Karl himself ..... but that alone is probably enough to warrant a purchase for those that long time fans of Karl !