- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Press (16 Oct. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091958482
- ISBN-13: 978-0091958480
- Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2 x 20.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Discovering Scarfolk Hardcover – 16 Oct 2014
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"Discovering Scarfolk is a hilarious novel filled with so-creepy-it’s funny illustrations and a relentlessly silly back story...The entire thing is a well-deserved and cunningly observed parody of modern Britain, reminiscent of Jonathan Swift at times...The discomfort simply makes the gags funnier and the result is a book that is genuinely laugh out loud funny but also makes you wonder what is wrong with you. The laughter will stay with you for some time, as will the commentary."
"The parodies are so accurate you'll never look at the real thing in the same way again....A 'Must Read'."
-SciFi Now Magazine
- SFX Magazine
"The clever perfection of the parody images, combined with the Pythonesque word play and riffs on the stranger aspects of British culture, are a masterpiece in absurdist horror."
-The Daily Grail
From the Back Cover
Welcome to Scarfolk...
Imagine you and your family are held captive in a town that is forever locked in the 1970s.
If you cannot imagine it, just think what it would be like.*
*For more information please re-read.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book itself is beautiful. It is sturdy and does an excellent job killing insects and spiders, and the cover does not absorb stains from smashed insects and spiders. The color plates, which are plentiful, are color-fast and hold their ink regardless of the number of times you lick them. The writing is clear and strives to down-play any occult themes or origins. It is refreshing to see very little violence or incest depicted, unlike other popular books such as the works of Stephen King, the Game of Thrones series, or the Bible.
Most important of all, this book has convinced my wife and me to visit Scarfolk. We are saving up now so that we can go immediately upon her death as I recently learned (LifePro Tip!) that the deceased get in to England free (I am not sure if that is true of Britain)! Add that to what you save by your spouse flying cargo class and you are seeing significant savings!Read more ›
Finally! The marvellous idea that is Scarfolk is now available to peruse IN YOUR SWEATY HANDS!
Can't wait for the next one.
The search for a durable ball continues!!
But it will only appeal to people, preferably people 'brought up' in the 60s and 70s, with a particular sense of humour. I think the adjectives used most frequently to modify 'sense of humour' are 'dark', 'sick', 'warped'.
I suggest you look at the extensive Scarfolk website before purchasing this book (which is a pale reflection of the magnificence of the website, but does not require the use of a PC to access its treasures).
I'm only sorry that the book is not a better product; the work deserves better presentation than it has recieved. Cramped layout, inferior binding and rather nasty paper. It looks like something made in the 1970s...ah, I get it now. Buy several copies, in case of theft, abduction or breakages
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a wonderful book full of fun stuff to do in the Scarfolk area. It's part travelogue,part guide-book but with very little information on Guides,Brownies or any other part of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Spojo
I've always been drawn to the strange and unsettling in literature but this is something else altogether. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Prestonia
Boring old Pevsner missed this gem of a town. Royston Vasey was 'provincial' and Mortshire positively fusty compared to lively, modern Scarfolk. Thank you for a great trip! -- C. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. Charles Ladesich
Fantastic book, really interesting read and great (if somewhat cynical) artwork.Published 6 months ago by Mr B.
I'm sure this will be a big hit with the person I've brought this for, either that or he'll have some terrible flashbacks. Holiday fun all round!Published 6 months ago by K. A. Freeman
Excellent. Terrifying. If you've spotted this phenomenon on social media, the book will not disappoint. Read morePublished 7 months ago by C
If you lived in the UK in the 70s, this will seem almost like a documentary. It is so skillfully written that the satire shines through with the sort of dull brilliance you get... Read morePublished 7 months ago by M. E. Wragg
Being born in the early 60's and having grown up through the 70's I found this amusing as opposed to funny. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jim