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on 13 January 2006
I bought this on the back of the "Barry Trotter" series which were hilarious.
I was a little disppointed, the jokes are not as numerous and not always that funny. I liked the kids' characters but some parts of the book just aren't that good.
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on 11 December 2005
The Chronicles of Blarnia is full of low-brow jokes, toilet humour and childish asides. None of this prevents it from being one of the funniest things I've ever read - indeed, I just finished it and have been chuckling noisily for hours.
Okay, some of the parody elements are particularly moronic - take Asthma the Messianic house-cat, the overweight Wide Witch or young Ed with his overweight-ladies fixation - but Michael Gerber always follows a bad gag with a fantastic one. What's most surprising is that the joke's impact is sustained throughout. And when Gerber repeats a joke he usually follows it with a knowing wink.
He may have ruined the recent film for me (I'll have this fresher in mind than C.S. Lewis' novel), but at least I got a fun read out of it. Hysterical, and hugely recommended.
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on 13 July 2011
Michael Gerber writes amusing books, such as Barry Trotter. He continues his amusing jokes in THE CHRONICLES OF BLARNIA and i definately laughed out loud more than once, but i felt it got a bit too strange, complicated and there weren't as many jokes as i expected. I recommend you do buy this but you definately wont read it again. Not as funny as i'd hoped but could have been worse.
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on 3 February 2007
A parody needs to be witty and funny coupled with atleast a certain level of interlect, and this book clearly achieves all of these things. Some of the mickey takes on parts of the story are genius, and serve to create a very readable and humerous novel.
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on 6 June 2014
I have given this product 5 stars because I purchased this book for a friend and she loves these kinds of books.......book was in good condition and the storyline was very good. Thank you.
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on 24 September 2016
A satirical take on The Chronicles of Narnia, taking apart the fibre of the original text and adding some great humour and twists and turns. Arrived promptly and in excellent condition.
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