An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries Of Karl Pilkington
- Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 02 June 2011
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If you know Karl, you'll love this book. The entire time I was reading it I felt like he was there speaking; the way he writes is exactly the same as the way he speaks. The Idiot Abroad series just ended here so it was fresh in my mind when I went about reading the book, so as I was reading I could recall what I'd seen and that made it that much funnier.Karl has such a unique way of looking at the world with an honesty that is both inappropriate and innocent.Excellent read! :) Lots of fun :)
Doesn't add much if you have already seen the TV version but there are a few extra bits and expanded parts. However, it remains a humerous look on some of the more extreme aspects of other cultures.
You really need to be a fan of the program "An Idiot Abroad" (UK) to fully appreciate this book. Karl is just as funny in print as he on the television. There are some great anecdotes that were not in the the series final cut involving the crew and various locals. Amust read for Pilkington fans!
Ha! Not a book many of you have owned up to buying! But actually it was great - Karl is funning and engaging (unlike Gervais and Merchant, who just come across as bullies). For those that don't know, it's the book of the Sky 1 TV series, where Pilkington somewhat reluctantly visits the 7 wonders of the world. This is his diary of the making of the TV series, and is actually quite charming, Really short though.
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