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Too good to waste on another person...,
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I don't blame the publisher for trying to maximise sales by having the standard, insipid Christmas humour title dustjacket, but it doesn't do justice to the book. This is one of the funniest and most incisive books I've read for years and I hate Roger Lewis for being far wittier than I could ever hope to be. At least I'm slimmer (just) and less Welsh ( a lot).
This book will probably appear on gift tables (or even worse, "gifting", which sounds a little rude) in bookshops, but this wonderful, liberating, vitriolic rant is far too good to waste on others. Buy it for yourself.
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Initial post: 10 Jan 2010 22:16:30 GMT
Graham Chapman says:
Far from blaming the publisher, I actually thought they did a magnificent marketing job with a book that veers between tedious and spiteful, but is never in danger of colliding with funny. Don't buy it for yourself, but maybe buy it for an aging grandparent with far right tendencies, dubious sentimentality about British culture in the 60s and a general loathing for the human race. It'll be the perfect gift.
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