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Its GREAT!!!!!

Advantages: Everything!!!!!
Disadvantages: none

...got this of amazon for GBP60. It was so heavy that I got the the postman to help me with it. When I unpacked it, it was wrapped in plastic. The quality of it is excellent. A true quality of a collectible item. I have been reading it since th ...

shiguo 23.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes: v. 1, 2, 3 (Calvin & Hobbes) - Bill Watterson

My favourite ballycumber*

Advantages: Linguistic high jinks
Disadvantages: Air of public school prankery

...Only six inches tall and seven inches around, it has given me consistent pleasure for over 20 years. I refer, of course, to The Meaning of Liff, a slim volume with a simple idea: take a load of place names and make up definitions for them, mainly things w ...

Silverback 05.03.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Meaning of Liff - Douglas Adams, John Lloyd

This book will change your life . . .

Advantages: Hilariously funny. Highly original.
Disadvantages: Some definitions are dated.

...Liff (n) a book with a sticker which completely belies its contents, such as one which says "this book will change your life" (the early editions of The Meaning of Liff came with just such a sticker). This hilarious book will change your life though, hone ...

drewish 02.07.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Meaning of Liff - Douglas Adams, John Lloyd

Hooray for English Eccentricity

Advantages: Genuinely funny and very clever
Disadvantages: Not enough... I need more...

If you appreciate the humour of Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy and the adventures of Dirk Gently, the Holistic Detective, then this is an excellent addition to your collection of Douglas Adams' books. Co-written with John Lloyd, the idea behind The ...

Salgirl 02.05.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Meaning of Liff - Douglas Adams, John Lloyd

Firmly uninformative!

Advantages: Fantastically funny, very original.
Disadvantages: There's a 90:10 ratio of words that are really funny, and then really not...

...book; it belongs to my Dad, a present from his Mum, and he didn't want me reading it because I think I was only 5 and it had the word 'fuck' in it. But i found it on a shelf one day, and opened the front cover, and saw a ...

Smitty83 08.10.2007 · Read full review
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Review of The Meaning of Liff - Douglas Adams, John Lloyd