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A playground for the cynics among us

Advantages: Amusing, often quite true, book good for dipping into
Disadvantages: Maybe not a book you'd bother to own or even get except at budget price (which I did)

We are all cynics nowadays, and according to the blurb on the dust jacket, in the age where Spin is King, ’this super-cynical book, irreverent reference book finally tells it like it is, not like it isn’t and never will be.’ In a little less than 300 p ...

JOHNV 14.02.2012 · Read full review
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Review of This Septic Isle: A revised dictionary for modern Britain - Mike Barfield

Mute the Fanfare

Advantages: Great references and an interesting subject
Disadvantages: Easily distracted by a low flying helicopter

...Duration: 328 pages Publishing House: Century (2005) Stepping over the metaphoric egg shells is a hazardous business, at the best of times. Yet, we ‘British folk’ hardly convey to be fully fledged ‘Russian Ballet Nureyevs’; when it comes to eloquen ...

1st2thebar 28.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Done Thing - Simon Fanshawe

In the future religious groups will get mad at me thus boosting my book sales

Advantages: Another funny book
Disadvantages: But it's different from before and you may not like it as much

...Having said before how much I enjoyed The Dilbert Principle (plug, plug) I decided to go straight on and read The Dilbert Future, a sequel of sorts. Besides, I’d bought it at the same time! If you don’t know Scott Adams’ office-based cartoon strip now ...

a-true-ben 14.12.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Dilbert Future: Thriving on Stupidity - Scott Adams

In the future there will be ... DIlbert

Advantages: Brilliantly minded political and sociological satire
Disadvantages: Very analytical and data based

If you are familiar to the prospect of office work in Britain it is likely that you are familiar to the comic strip exploits of Dilbert in many newspapers and books. The miserable yet hard working cynic has become an icon to all who have suffered the har ...

JamieNooserp 27.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Dilbert Future: Thriving on Stupidity - Scott Adams

The Dilbert Future

Advantages: Tells us what the future holds *
Disadvantages: * may not be correct.

...enjoyed reading “The Dilbert Future” I bought it a couple of years ago along with “The Dilbert Principal” and “The Joy of Work”. I did enjoy the book over all, but I did miss the E-mails from readers, I found these to often be the most amusi ...

onlineguitarhero2 06.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Dilbert Future: Thriving on Stupidity - Scott Adams