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Yes, It's Christmas!!
on 12 November 2011
And on the back of that dubious season, Roger and his publisher are going to try to persuade you to buy this awful book for your loved one. Now it may be that your relative is male, white, aging, cantankerous, conservative and that this book might appear to offer an easy solution to the Christmas present problem. However, if you have any vestiges of love left for him browse on through Amazon and find another one.
Let me select a fairly random line:'The radiographer said my liver was 'fatty' to which I was tempted to reply "and you're an ugly tw@t..up the b@m and no babies to you." Characteristic Lewis misogynism, but is it even funny?
Here's another excerpt: 'If I said I was Oscar's pre-op lesbian, transgender, one-legged, black, vegan, Mohammedan asylum-seeker, no doubt all doors would immediately be opened' (you don't really need to know the context). Even to those of the political bent to nod their head in agreement to this sort of tedious claptrap, is it actually humorous?
Well, I don't know. Some like Clarkson too. I will say no more. If you really think your elderly male relative needs a hardback full of whining self-pity, fatuousness and bigotry, then go ahead and make his Christmas. But you'll find the contents of a Christmas cracker cheaper, shorter and, above all, funnier.