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An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington | Hardback

Author: Karl Pilkington | Format: Hardback

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  Genius

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Have only recently discovered Karl Pilkington whilst watching the Idiot Abroad series on tv. Have become a huge, huge fan since then, now own the dvd and all of his books. His views are comic and the timing in which he delivers them are almost genius.

This book is very good, not as funny as the tv series but offers something different. Could be described as a light hearted, tongue-in-cheek travel guide and it does have some very funny moments.

Highly recommended.

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  laughter all round

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what can i say,we watched the series and laughed loads, the book is even funnier.
Haven't laughed so much at a book.

  A really enjoyable & amusing read

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I bought this book very much 'on the fly' after only seeing one sky episode and seeing it cheap. This book is not a great laugh out loud and a minute at every page but it is a page turner and you do find yourself chuckling. The book is funny and I have really enjoyed it. I have to say that yes it is funny and yes it is called 'an idiot' abroad but he does make some interesting observations. I quite like travel programmes & documentaries on TV and I have learnt things from this book.. His honestly on the places he visits is superb and already he has confirmed my thoughts on never wanting to visit India. His disclosure that the pyramids are near to Pizza Hut makes you realise that the images we all see really are manipulated. On the other hand his honesty also confirms what a rich cultural and uplifting experience you could have with trying these places. The scrapes he finds himself in is also amusing and I think this is a fantastic book. You can get comfy with a cuppa and travel around the world and have a laugh at the same time. I agree with the previous reviewer in that there are differences in how things are shown in the TV show.... that said it is meant to be funny isn't? I am 1/2 way through this book and really like it.

  Great but things seems slightly different...

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...to what we see on TV. Conversations he has with Stephen on the phone in Indian are written down some what different to how we see them happen on the TV. The locations visited are out of order on TV compared to how they start in the book. Also the toilet incident in Egypt he describes in the diary is quite a bit different to how he explains it on one of the recent podcasts, yet to see if they comment on it in the episode on TV as haven't got to that one yet.

Conspiracy, maybe? But I think it's more Karl doing what he always does. Takes something someone has told him and then repeats it back to you and it's nothing like what you said :)

Whatever it is, it's still funny and so is Karl.

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  The Travel Diaries

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This is by far Karl Pilkington's best and most brilliantly produced book so far. In hardback, with beautiful photos and drawing from Karl through out. At a brilliant price.
Karl Pilkingotn is the funniest man to have ever lived.
Karl Pilkington is the greatest Englishman of all time.
Karl Pilkington is the greatest human being to have ever lived and this is an essential purchase for any fan of the RICKY SMERCH & PILK universe

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