- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (4 Nov. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571272193
- ISBN-13: 978-0571272198
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 0.7 x 24.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
TV Go Home Paperback – 4 Nov 2010
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TV Go Home is Charlie Brooker's brilliant and outrageous website turned into a wickedly funny fully-illustrated book, now with a brand-new introduction from Charlie.
About the Author
Charlie Brooker has worked as a writer, journalist, cartoonist and television and radio presenter. Recent television credits include: You Have Been Watching, Screenwipe, which won a Royal Television Society award, Gameswipe and Newswipe. Charlie also wrote and produced Dead Set, a BAFTA-nominated satirical horror drama for Channel 4. Other TV writing credits include the 11 O'Clock Show and the Brass Eye Paedophilia Special. Charlie is well-known for his weekly columns in the Guardian and recently won The Press Awards' Columnist of the Year 2009.
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Top Customer Reviews
Occasionally savage, often surreal, always very funny, and execptionally well written, this is just great stuff. Its also quite a shock seeing something on paper which contains all the vitriol that you can see on the internet.
Everything banal and dumb on TV gets rightly crucified, plus the celebrity "press", eg. Heat magazine, which should make all those hopelessly addicted to that culture as shameful as Judas.
Charlie Brooker is up there alongside Chris Morris as the best social commentators in Britain. This is an essential book with a simple message, wake up now!
'TV Go Home' is a parody of the TV listing magazines which tend to live under the settee and is the creation of acclaimed Guardian columnist Charlie Brooker. Brooker is renowned for his dry and often caustic attacks on modern day media, his diatribes are fairly aimed though and this publication allows you to enjoy his whimsical take on the TV programming schedule. The familiar format of the listings make the edgy contents even more humorous, though it's a sad reflection on actual television that his fictional series sometimes seem as though they could actually be aired these days.
The entries consist of both unique ideas and running jokes - my favourite continuing series has to be 'Mick Hucknall's Pink Pancakes', if I ever catch mention of him these days I can't help but stifle a giggle as I imagine him squidging his spuds against a transparent surface. The magazine also introduces a program simply called 'C**t' which mocks the trendy media-types for whom style is everything and substance just gets in the way. The main protagonist (or c**t I suppose) is Nathan Barley and this fictional TV programme eventually became an actual one co-written with Chris Morris. ...Read more ›
One small criticism is that I don't think the layout did it full justice, but the content is superb.
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This is one of the funniest books I've ever read!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a fantastic book. I'm a massive Charlie Brooker fan and his wit and humor explodes out of this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Hughes
I bought this when it first came out by random chance back in the early 00's; just at the tail end of whilst the website was still being updated. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ian Foggon
One of the funniest things in existence. A must for every cynical hermit.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is truly the best toilet book I have ever had. This is all the more impressive when you take into account the only other bog novel I own is 'Unnovations' by Charlie Brooker -... Read morePublished 12 months ago by J. Stalker
Loved the website way-back-when we didn't know it was CB who wrote it, awesome book and lovely bit of nostalgia. Much more gruesome than I remember.Published 14 months ago by Ronnie White
I really like Brooker's later collections of splenetic TV reviews and his satirical TV programmes but this is an early effort and if simply dreadful. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rob Davies
Brilliant, very typical Charlie broker! Can't recommend it enough.Published 18 months ago by Simon Wall