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The Matewix Hardcover – 20 Oct 2003

3.9 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 282 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Entertainment (20 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007176902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007176908
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.4 x 16 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 307,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Charlie Hamilton James, the son of a sperm donor and a prolific dinner lady,
was raised by caterpillars in the Engadine region of Switzerland in the
latter part of the eighteenth century. His first book Kingfishers won
critical acclaim as possibly the best and only coffee table Kingfisher book
available for under a tenner. As well as writing he also enjoys, Netball,
extreme cross-stitch and heroin; he was also the first man to swim with wild
mackerel. He currently lives on boat in the Aegean sea with a haddock called
Martin. The Matewix is his second book and possibly his worst.

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I loved the Matewix. I thought it was c**p at first but when you peel back the layers of chaff there's a bloody funny book. Buy it, stick with at and get a dictionary for the end bit - it's hilarious!
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I have read quite a few spoof books, such as barry trotter and star bores, however nothing comes close to the side-splittingly funny The Matewix, starring a computer geek called Newo, who has a wather bad speech impediment. newo is found by a very odd man called Amorphous and his friend Titty, and Newo is taken out of the Matewix into the real world. they then set off to find the Cheese Maker, who is the only one who knows how to destroy the Matewix.
The matewix covers the first two films, and there are moments of pure genius. little things, such as amorphous' bizarre crush on Newo, the blue pill (giving Newo a twelve-year erection) combined with a Laura Ashley dress, the Smiff Clones and the Cheese Maker's scary way of making cheese are just a few things that had me crying with tears of laughter. I especially found funny the bit when Amorphous is sent back into the matewix as Laberta Butternut-Squash, and Titty and Newo try to rescue him.
WARNING: the book does have a few sexual references (such as the twelve-year erection) and constant swearing (usually by Nairobi), so it is not intended for young children.
however, if you like spoof books and have a good sense of humour, then buy it. it's bwilliant.
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If you don't mind seeing the Matrix beuing turned completely on its head and see its own mythology used against it, this is the book for you. My personal favourite touch to the book is Provoatuer Agent Smiff and his endless rants on philosophy, the other characters end up being brilliant and humourous.
Just wait until you read Newo's rant on ranking ;)
Very funny and entertaining, well worth buying.
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Inless you have no sense of humour atall I cant see how you cant find this book amusing.......Time to get back to the world of the real and have a laugh!!!
Funniest book I,ve read in a long time and would make an even better film than the original. Reminds me of the early days of Monty Python!!!!
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Theres a lot of people out there who will hate hearing The Matrix having the piss taken out of it, for those who don't, this is the book for you! The basic storyline is that our hero, Newo, needs to save the world from the Matrix. But with his rather strange speech inpediment it isn't easy. This book is pure genious! It has all the characters just right. Theres never a dull moment. This book is well worth buying!
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By Bisley on 30 Nov. 2003
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I enjoyed this very much, as it says on the cover 'utterly silly', so if you take your comedy too seriously(!) then this book isn't for you. However lovers of Monty Python and others of this genre will find much to like here and in the light of the steaming pile that is the third film (Revolutions) , I think this would have made a much better sequal...
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