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2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work for me, 3 Jan. 2007
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This review is from: Flanimals of the Deep (Hardcover)
I bought this based on its 5 star reviews, but unfortunately read it without a flicker of a smile. I am amazed he has managed to bang out three books on one joke and people still love it. The pictures are good but the text just didn't work for me.

0 of 6 found this review helpful. Must try harder. To be helpful you need to know if you will find this book wonderful as did the other reviewers or will you be disappointed like me. So where am I coming from... I laughed a lot when I saw Ricky Gervais doing stand-up but was aware are the same time of feeling uncomfortable. With the Office and Extras the balance went the other way and I just squirmed watching them feeling more pain than pleasure. Ricky Gervais writes in Flanimals like he speaks a flow of wandering ideas. His style is conversational, approachable and easy reading; however the content is forever negative, critical and cynical. I know it is just a light frivolous piece of comedy nonsense prose, and I am not suggesting that reading this will make children into bigoted, cutting, snide members of a "what ever" generation but if your looking for a generous, warm, upbeat humour it is not found here.
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