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QI: Advanced Banter - Stephen Fry & John Lloyd & John Mitchinson

Have you ever wondered why most books of quotations are stuffed full of rather pedestrian quotes by people you've never heard of? It's a shame because...

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“Quote Interesting”

published 14/01/2011

ProAmusing, enlightening and written with passion

ConsOnly available in hardback

"Advanced Banter: The QI Book of Quotations" is a bit of a hard thing to review. It is a reference book, and as such has no plot and little discernable structure to describe - and books without plots or with little discernable structure are very difficult to discuss without making them sound...

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“More Than Quote Interesting”

published 22/12/2011

ProSome great quotes, well organised, amusing

ConsNone

With Christmas 2011 fast approaching, it occurs to me that I am yet to review many of the presents that I received last year. Since I spent my last academic year abroad, there was a limited number of things that I could take back to Spain and then on to Germany with me, so many things were left...

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Have you ever wondered why most books of quotations are stuffed full of rather pedestrian quotes by people you've never heard of? It's a shame because a really good quotation book, one which gathered the truest and funniest insights of the best minds, and organised them into 250 subjects, from ambition to worry, (or from artichokes to woodpeckers), a book which offered you a useful take on almost every situation life throws at you (from the death of your child's hamster to the unified theory of everything), a sourcebook of wise one-loners, of knock-out jokes, of drole asides and heartfelt statements of truth and beauty, a practical handbook of interestingness , well, that would be worth having. And, guess what? Those thoughtful gentlemen at QI have come up with one. Five years of learning how to avoid the dull stuff have left the QI team in a uniquely good position to deliver this elusive holy grail: the big, useful, funny and really very good book of quotations.

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EAN: 9780571233724

Type: Non-Fiction

Genre: Reference

Title: QI: Advanced Banter

Author: Stephen Fry & John Lloyd & John Mitchinson

Release Date: 03-Oct-12

ISBN: 571233724

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