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E is for Excellent...
on 1 February 2011
...or at least it would be by the standard laws of definition, but these don't quite apply in this darkly funny and vaguely disturbing book.
A perfect gift for the friend who has everything (or indeed, anything). Witty, laugh-out-loud funny, and possibly mentally scarring, it's the dictionary you wish they'd taught you in primary school to prepare you for the real world. The innocent illustrations are a joy in themselves, but take on a life of their own when coupled with the author's darker associations.
Buy one, read it in a darkened room, then leave it casually lying around for a friend to happen upon, then watch them try to stifle their guilty laughs.
Now how about writing a thesaurus?..