Happyslapped By A Jellyfish: The Words Of Karl Pilkington
- Dorling Kindersley LTD
- Publication Date:
- 01 May 2008
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This book is probably only funny if you are a fan of "An Idiot Abroad". I found the BBC television series to be a delight and the book was no different. Karl tells of his and his girlfriend, Suzanne's various travels and the mishaps along the way. Karl has a bizarre outlook on life and shares his insights into places, food, culture, and other travelers.
It's funny how you can't tell if he really things those things, or he's just pulling your leg because he seems so deadpan about it. Some drawings and other odd things.
Another great insight into the mind of Karl Pilkington. He seems to have grown up as an old man, already set in his ways and liking things done a certain way. His views on the world, what he thinks we need and don't need, are sometimes quite agreeable. "Why would we move to Mars since it's smaller than Earth?" As always; a great, fun read. :)
A funny collection of short pieces about the travels of Karl Pilkington. There are diaries and dreadful little poems, cartoons and 'true stories', photos and storyboards, all riddled with the unique Pilkington brand of madness. Whether it's New York or the Lake District, this reads very much like a child's 'What I did on my holidays', full of what he had for tea and bizarre observations about what he's seen and done. At first I could almost hear Stephen Merchant reading it, as he does in the 'Karl's Diary' segment of the wonderful <i>Ricky Gervais Show</i>! I wouldn't read it again, and I certainly wouldn't have paid the cover price of £8.99 because it's very short, but it was a nice bit of fun for my week off...
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