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This is the time of year when publishers put out their stocking filler illustrative humour books, usually tied to a celebrity name for better sales. Mostly they are poor efforts that end up as stockroom dust-catchers in the early months of the new year. This book I'm happy to say is way above the dross.
David McCandless and crew have really done their homework because this is a visual treat to look at. Websites are generally a mixture of photos, graphics and words in different colours and types and if you want to make fun of them you better make sure they look convincing and in this book they are really impressive. The page you are reading right now is in the book as amasszone.com, the right types, colours and layout for the book: `Notes from the Superhighway' by Bill Bison. The Guardian ends up as PreserverLimited and looking of course just like the papers site. For the ladies check out justByou.co.uk, YouTube fans click into YouFlue and everyones favourite search engine Bahoogle gets a brilliant five pages.
So it all looks like the real thing, how does it read? As classy as it looks. The word mavens have avoided the easy lads mag route (which I always thought was one of the big let downs in most illustrative humour books) and delivered some quality satirical writing.
So the thing to do is scroll up this page and click on Add to Shopping Basket and shortly you'll get some fun stuff courtesy of a few cut down trees.
***FOR AN INSIDE LOOK click 'customer images' under the cover.