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Surviving the Americans by [Wilkinson, James]
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3.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Length: 43 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 287 KB
  • Print Length: 43 pages
  • Publisher: Lionwing (14 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Y58G5U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #437,639 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is really quite good at poking fun at various caricatures using the age old formula of an innocent (possibly?) abroad. It is quite short and easily read. The protagonists translation of a speach in Chineese is a gem.
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The quintessential entertainment value becomes evident in the books extremely original style of narration. Written in the way you might write an e-mail to a friend, Surviving the Americans employs a masterful approach in bringing the reader into the story on a personal level. The writer uses this technique to deliver a view point that is beyond funny and closer to eye wateringly hysterical. In typical keeping with his approach to writing James Wilkinson is very experimental in his comedy. He takes us to the very edge of what we dare to agree with and then using the excuse of naivety drops us off the brink.

The culmination of style and intellect makes for one of the most entertaining adventure books you could hope to read. I've always been a big fan of British comedy and this book has carried my appreciation yet further. It's modern and carries us on an Adventure into our own country as seen through the eyes of a well-educated, charming, young English businessman. His character and appeal is not A typical and his observations of American culture are extremely enjoyable.

There are four main stories, each story follows in chronological order and explains his rise in our society. He starts off exploring America on holiday and soon embraces the American ideals of business. It's not long before he's entangled with the New York Mob, which is one of the funniest of all the adventurer's and explains the cover (horses head). The story peaks when he meets the Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of William Shakespeare (the legendary English playwright) only to discover she's one of us.

The book is very British and shows the inner working of the beautiful English class system at its best.
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I found this book to be interesting and quite funny (though not as funny as anticipated), but it isn't very long so was a very quick read.
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I really enjoyed this book, picked it up for our holiday over Christmas and it was a good choice, right up my street, very funny.
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Great book, very amusing, had a great chuckle reading this book would highly recommend it to anyone!! Such a funny story
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Great read. 100% recommend it to anyone. Enjoy. Good bed time read. Buy this book and read it!!!

Matt Penny
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A great read for anyone wanting a laugh! Not too long or short just an enjoyable laugh out loud book.
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