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Hillarious in parts, but patchy.,
This review is from: Is it Just Me or is Everything Shit?: The Encyclopedia of Modern Life (Hardcover)
The title of this book chimed quite well with my outlook, so I was delighted to receive it as a gift.
After reading it for a while I commented to a colleague that it read like extracts from a "lad's mag" and he told me that there was the origin of the idea and background of the authors.
I will say that a few times I was laughing out loud alone when I read some of the entries, some are truly hillarious, but, sadly, too many rely on a string of expletives (well used they can be humourous, but just repeating one 10 times just shows you were hung over the day you wrote that entry) to poke fun, rather than actually being insightful satire.
I notice there's now a Vol 2 - I won't be rushing out to buy it.
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Initial post: 27 Aug 2009 15:19:13 BDT
I like this book, but agree with you that its quality does fluctuate. I have also read the second one, and it is far weaker and just relies on even more abuse or swearing.
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