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"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 ... Read review
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""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 deathly boring. But deathly boring is one thing this book is not, and I will do my best to try and convey how charmingly wonderful it really is. As the title ..." Read review
14.01.2011

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AdvantagesSome great quotes, well organised, amusing

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"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 here. Taking things up to Edinburgh was slightly better, but on browsing my shelves and drawers now that I’m home for Christmas, I found quite a few books ..." Read review
22.12.2011

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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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