Happyslapped by a Jellyfish: The words of Karl Pilkington

Happyslapped by a Jellyfish: The words of Karl Pilkington

Happyslapped by a Jellyfish The words of Karl Pilkington A hilarious guide to travelling from the man behind The World of Karl Pilkington one of our most innovative thinkers visionaries and prophets or as Ricky Gervais knows him the funniest man alive i

  • Title: Happyslapped by a Jellyfish: The words of Karl Pilkington
  • Author: Karl Pilkington
  • ISBN: 9781405332996
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • A hilarious guide to travelling, from the man behind The World of Karl Pilkington one of our most innovative thinkers, visionaries and prophets, or as Ricky Gervais knows him, the funniest man alive in Britain today Pack your suitcase and take an irreverent trip with the unlikely star of The Ricky Gervais Podcast Show , Karl Pilkington, to the furthest corners of EurA hilarious guide to travelling, from the man behind The World of Karl Pilkington one of our most innovative thinkers, visionaries and prophets, or as Ricky Gervais knows him, the funniest man alive in Britain today Pack your suitcase and take an irreverent trip with the unlikely star of The Ricky Gervais Podcast Show , Karl Pilkington, to the furthest corners of Europe From sunbathing in t shirts and lizards the length of Toblerones, to a toxic apartment in Ibiza with a used loo that can t be flushed these witty musings could put you off travelling forever Gain insight into the curious life of this comic genius from pithy anecdotes Find out about his mum s obsession with keeping gnomes indoors and his experiences getting high on dope chocolate, to his childhood dentist who filled his perfect back teeth to give them extra protection This book features Pilkington s original illustrations and imaginative scribblings.

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    For me, the genius of Karl in the podcasts is that he was unaware that he is such a hilarious man. Steve and Ricky set him going - and then we laughed along with them at his ridiculous, outlandish statements.In this book, Karl is aware that he is an amusing man but he is trying to recreate his spontaneous, natural statements in a concious way. Originally the humour resided in the fact that he was unaware how funny his opinions are - now he's aware of it and is deliberately doing it, some of the [...]

    Not sure if it's because I'm a big fan of the Ricky Gervais XFM broadcasts and his famed podcasts (as Karl is nearly the main feature in them all) but this book was hilarious! Nearly every chapter made me *laugh out loud* in the literal sense. Definitely the polar opposite of an intellectual read, but worth it for the hilarity. None of the stories are fiction either - at least to Karl they aren't. Would have taken me less than a day to get thru the book if I had a day to waste. Definitely a good [...]

    I bought this with my boyfriend in mind, but ended up reading it myself before I'd even given it to him. I was surprised that I was so little amused by the book. I find Pilkington very funny indeed, but as a lot of these stories have been recounted in the podcasts which I've listened to, there wasn't anything which felt overly fresh about it. A tiny bit disappointing.

    I, like a lot of people, know Karl Pilkington as the reluctant traveller from the television programme An Idiot Abroad. When I saw this online at a very good price, I simply had to pick it up. I love Karl’s one liners and the way he summarises what everyone is thinking brilliantly. This book is a collection of diary entries and summaries from trips Karl has done with his family, mates and school chums. There’s also cartoons and comic strips drawn by Karl and a few attempts at poetry, but it [...]

    Not something I'd read usually but my wife got it from the library so it was lying around. It was o.k. for bathroom reading but, having listened to Karl and Ricky Gervais on the podcast, I could always here Karl's voice in my head and Ricky's hysterical laugh! If nothing else, this book settled the question for me of whether Karl is a comedy genius or just an idiot

    This is gonna be a quick review as I have 3 logs and 2 assessments this week.This book is typical Karl Pilkington - nothing ever impresses him and misfortune seems to follow him.The book is written like a diary in some parts and in others it's more flashback sort of things of every holiday he's had.I didn't like it as much as An Idiot Abroad - this is going to sound mean but I preferred it when he went to places that he didn't want to go to - not on holidays he's booked himself. I liked how Step [...]

    2.5 I probably should have stopped reading Karl Pilkington's books, except I bought them in bulk before I read any, with my only experiences being the XFM radio show and podcasts with Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant. The shows/podcasts are, in my opinion, significantly better, though perhaps if you haven't listened to them, you might enjoy the books more. Most of the best insight/anecdotes I had already heard from the podcast. My two favourite things about this book were the captioned photos, a [...]

    People keep going on about global warming, asking us to turn the heating down cos the ice is melting and polar bears are drowning, but no one cares. They should tell everyone that angry spiders from Australia are moving over here cos of the heat, and then we'd soon turn off one of the bars on the fire. I like Karl Pilkington, it is hard not to like him. The book contains Karl's tales on his holiday experiences and his musing on life. With pictures and Karl's illustrations. Fun and quick read.

    I bought this book because I loved Karl in The tv series Idiot Abroad. There's nothing funnier than seeing him as the reluctant traveller , having to do Ricky Gervais's bidding. He's funny in that,because he doesn't have time to think about where he's going, what he's going to do,unlike the book, where he even manages to do things he's actually interested in! I much prefer the tv series with Karl at his best being completely miserable, and hilariously funny.

    I picked up this book because the title is made of win, but the book itself was a disappointment and I gave up about 2/3 of the way through it. Dull anecdotes trying hard to be clever, and missing the mark. Perhaps this comedian shines in live shows, but I found his stories completely lackluster in print.

    Sigh this was occasionally somewhat amusing, in a mild snickery kind of way, but I feel like the genre of grumpy 30-something balding British guy going on fairly crappy holidays is already a bit tired, and there wasn't anything really crazy in this one.

    I am a big fan of Karl Pilkington, but this was disappointing. I realy wanted this book to make me laugh as hard as the 1st book did, perhaps some of the higher ratings here are a little guilty of hero worshipping.Nice illustrations though.

    Karl is a hilarious guy but somehow his humour doesn't translate well through text, I think it's best when his naivety is questioned by Ricky and Steve and he is then forced to explain his reasoning. I enjoyed the read as it was entertaining but only gave it 2 stars.

    This book is taking me forever to get through because I can barely see the words through my tears (from laughter). Ok, maybe that's a bit hyperbolic, but this is one seriously funny book.

    An okay book. The author continues on from his first book "An Idiot Abroad", and while it has some funny parts and is reasonably entertaining, it wasn't quite on par with it's predecessor.

    The amount of joy Karl's words of wisdom bring to me when my mood is black and I feel hopeless is worth an unlimited amount of stars. I know I will smile if I pick up one of his booksd means a lot to me.While I wish the book was a bit longer, and I wish the travelogues of each place he visits were more organized (the book is verrry disjointed in a stream-of-consciousness way that doesn't really suit travel books), overall, it's a bright ray of gleefully pessimistic hilarity.

    An amusing albeit whiney book from the luckiest man on the planet who travels and doesn't appreciate it in the least. I really enjoyed the stories, but eventually the negativity of the author does get to you. Fortunately it's a relatively short read.

    Very easy read. Extremely funny. If you enjoy An idiot Abroad or the Ricky Gervais Show, you will love reading this. Somehow Karl Pilkington always makes me feel better!

    his is the travel book for people who don’t particularly like travelling, it’s Karl Pilkington, star of The Ricky Gervais Podcast Show, with a suitcase, occasionally with his passport, more often with a bemused suspicion of anything vaguely exotic, and an observant eye for the disappointments, tedium, general weirdness and absurdities of being a tourist abroad and at home. From staring at Mount Vesuvius in case it erupts and the horrors of a Lanzarote nudist beach to the curiosities to be se [...]

    there are no words. Karl is both an idiot and a genius all at once. his perspective on the world is astoundingly unique and wildly entertaining. definitely recommend anything involving him, and this is a great casual read. if you're not from the UK, better brush up on your British slang before you read this!

    Book about the travels of Karl Pilkington full of his unique humour and plenty of short stories and anecdotes. All Pilkington fans will enjoy this. The only downside is the length of the Book, it's quite short and will leave you wanting more.

    This is even better than the podcasts! Only because it is pure unadulterated Karl with no interruptions from Ricky Gervais or Stephen Merchant. Thus Karl is allowed to expand on his nonsensical otherworldly theories in great details or the unintentional lack of it. This book covers mostly his travels with his mates, Suzanne or his parents in the form of diary entries or notes about his past adventures.And its not just places he has traveled to. He offers a whole chapter on why he won't travel to [...]

    I'm a little lost as to how I should rate this. No, I didn't think it was a masterpiece and probably never will, as it's hard to imagine a book using words/language such as "cos," "me mam," and "nob" being a masterpiece. The Karl Pilkingtonness just drips off this book (for obvious reasons as he is the one who put it together), and I have to say that is also where I enjoyed this book most. I hardly ever laugh while reading, but this book had me laughing out loud actually quite a few times. Not e [...]

    Have you ever gone on a luxury holiday (or vacation, if you are American), the best you could afford, and looked around while you were there and wondered who stays in those older, family-run hotels and motels? It's people like Karl Pilkington and his family and friends, people with an unlikely wanderlust, who just presume that travel necessitates hardship, and face things like blocked toilets, cockroaches, and the weirdness of fellow travelers with equanimity. People who accept that local bus to [...]

    While this might be Karl Pilkington’s second book, you could really argue that it is his first actual book, as the first was mainly transcripts from the podcasts. This time around it is all original material.The main theme of the book is Karl recounting his holidays in no chronological order. It’s all over the place, Karl might be talking about a holiday, and something he writes reminds him of a different subject and he rambles on in a different subject. Fans of Karl won’t mind, as he was [...]

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