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Happyslapped by a jellyfish is the second book written by the lovable Northern, chimp-minded oddity that is Karl Pilkington. Published by Dorling Kindersley, Happyslapped by a jellyfish is 224 pages long.
In this book Karl recounts past holidays and trips he’s been on, both in the UK and abroad, and unsurprisingly they contain a lot of moaning from Karl, as well as being down-right humorous. There are 25 chapters in total and these range from ‘A few days at our man & dad’s’ and ‘Cotswolds’ to ‘Los Angeles’ and ‘Ibiza’. Each chapter is broken down in to diary entries by Karl, which gives the book a good structure and shows what he got up to on each individual.
There are also photos from Karl’s trips and illustrations by him (which are pretty good for a man with only an ‘E’ in History!) scattered across the chapters. There is also the occasional poem, which became a part of Karl’s diary in the Ricky Gervais podcasts.
Although some of it may be familiar if you’ve heard the podcasts or even the xfm shows, most of the content was new to me, and even the stories that I had heard from Karl before were far more detailed in the book I found. Here’s an excerpt from his holiday in Madeira “Didn’t do much this morning. Just sat by the pool saving insects that flew into it. It was full of death. There were three wasps drowned on the bottom.” Some of the anecdotes in this book are so tediously funny, while others are almost unbelievable but then you remember that this is Karl, whose outlook in life is quite extraordinary.
Overall this is a laugh-out-loud read from a genuinely funny and interesting human being. And for £5.50 on play.com or amazon.co.uk it really is a bargain.
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