Book of the Month: June 2013, “The World of Karl Pilkington”

June was a pretty good reading month for me. I finished a handful of books, began reading a couple more, and I even rediscovered the wonders of using the library! I’m most excited about the latter as I will be able to save a ton of money I would have otherwise spent on books and will also have the added motivation to read finish the books I borrow before their return date.

But back to June’s Book of the Month! This month’s book is one I gleefully purchased a few months ago.

Book of the Month, June 2013

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The World of Karl Pilkington

The World of Karl Pilkington

The World of Karl Pilkington is one of my favourite books that I own. My personal library of physical books is extremely random and I’m sure this is the only comedic book I own, however it’s also one I was most excited to read.

The book is based on The Rickey Gervais Show which I’ve loved for years. I don’t usually watch a show while it’s airing (I tend to watch it in huge chunks in one) unless it’s that good, but The Rickey Gervais Show is an exception. My sister and I watched the episodes together every week and we were truly addicted. I can’t tell you how upset we were when it ended, but luckily I found this book at a reduced price a few months ago and bought it immediately!

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The book is set up just as the show is – each chapter is like an episode in which Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington discuss abstract and sometimes random ideas. The three of them are a hilarious group together and just like the show, they never fail to make me laugh! Karl alone is hilarious, but Ricky and Stephen prompt the best responses from his. In addition, the book is illustrated with Karl’s own drawings which I absolutely love since I haven’t read an illustrated book in a very long time.

I’ve yet to actually finish the book, but I’m savouring each chapter for times when I know I need some humour in my life.

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