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18 Wasted Years

Advantages: Genuinely funny
Disadvantages: None

...No, no, no....this is not a review of D-Ream's cringe-inducing single of the same name, it is instead a structured review (makes a change) about one of the funniest books I've read. Things Can Only Get Better (first published in 1998) is written by ...

andystrong 17.03.2003 · Read full review
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Losing the Battle but winning the war

Advantages: Funny, informative for those politically minded
Disadvantages: Tory supporters who don't have a sense of humour may not find it that amusing

John O'Farrell has been a labour supporter since he was little, (he was just old enough to know what a political party was when he first realised he was.) In his book, he recounts all the elections, by-elections, council elections, school mock elections, ...

Emmak 19.02.2001 · Read full review
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Hilarious view of Labour's years in opposition

Advantages: Hilarious but also a warning not to let it happen again
Disadvantages: well, maybe not the perfect book for your dyed in the wool Conservative

A brilliantly funny book. One of those ones that makes you laugh out loud and which you just can't put down. It tells the story of John O'Farrell - a Labour supporter - when Labour couldn't get in to power. John O'Farrell has been involved in lots ...

AlexMayer 02.07.2000 · Read full review
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It definitely contains some nuts!

Advantages: It will make you chuckle out loud
Disadvantages: It will make you question your own parenting!

I was browsing the book sale list of Politico's Books website a few weeks back, and spotted this novel by John O'Farrell. The blurb seemed quite encouraging, and so I ordered it to have a read. The hardback cost me £9.99 as there was £3 off during thei ...

orlando 29.12.2005 · Read full review
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Modern parenting as an extreme sport

Advantages: Highly readable, often hilarious satire on a certain type of parent
Disadvantages: The book's "message" may not be acceptable to all

Having read and thoroughly enjoyed John O'Farrell's two previous novels - not to mention "Things Can Only Get Better", his hilarious memoir of life as a Labour supporter under 18 years of Tory (mis)rule - I was looking forward to reading his latest, a sat ...

sheri3004 31.05.2006 · Read full review
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