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The World of Karl Pilkington
Reviewed by
Peter Bourke
on
The World of Karl Pilkington Book Review. From Monkey News to Karl's personal diary, The World Of Karl Pilkington is definitely recommended to all lovers of comedy.
Rating:
3.75
The World of Karl Pilkington
Karl Pilkington
 
 

Review Information

Reviewer: Peter Bourke
Review Date: April 2012

Book Information

Publisher: Harper Collins
RRP: $19.95

7.5

out of 10

 

Karl Pilkington has been described as the Confucian like savant of Ricky Gervais and before he became "worldly" thanks to the TV series, An Idiot Abroad, this mild mannered man was the butt of all jokes on the Ricky Gervais Podcast Show. Originally, these two individuals met while Gervais was hosting a radio show and Pilkington was the producer. From there, a blossoming friendship developed, much like the characters from Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan, with Gervais being Tarzan and Pilkington Cheeta... the chimpanzee.

Although I missed out on the amazingly funny podcasts when they were originally released, I've finally had the pleasure of listening to these highly entertaining podcasts with comedians Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant and the brilliant Karl Pilkington. This book, The World Of Karl Pilkington are basically the podcasts transcribed into print with some original pictures by Karl thrown in the mix. Even though I have listened to most of the excerpts from this book, there were a few new ones that I haven't heard, now read in The World Of Karl Pilkington. Nonetheless, it's equally as entertaining.

At around 230 pages in length, it will take you no time to get you through the book as Karl gives his unique views on the world such as his idea and the solution of the overpopulation of the world or Karl's interpretations of well known sayings are either useless or more particularly over and quite "willy-nillily".

The drawings by Karl really added to the book, especially the story of the leech who ate another leech which transferred the chemical memory of the other leech. Best of all, Karl believes that this would ideal for people in a family to eat their dying family members as their memories would live on. Classic Pilkington!

Final Chapter

Even if you have listened to the podcasts or watched The Ricky Gervais Show, this book is still a barrel of laughs and when you read the Pilkington text, you automatically imagine this bald headed rather depressed man that had me laughing out loud as I read this book. From Monkey News to Karl's personal diary, The World Of Karl Pilkington is definitely recommended to all lovers of comedy.






 
 



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