Kindle Edition ☆ Karlology ePUB Ú

Kindle Edition ☆ Karlology ePUB Ú

Karlology ➼ [Download] ➹ Karlology By Karl Pilkington ➹ – Karl Pilkington's third book follow up to bestselling The World of Karl Pilkington and Happyslapped by a Jellyfish is a voyage through some of the most curious facts and fictions about our world Drawi Karl Pilkington's third book follow up to bestselling The World of Karl Pilkington and Happyslapped by a Jellyfish is a voyage through some of the most curious facts and fictions about our world Drawing on what little he learned during his days of education Karl explores the world of knowledge through a school curriculum with chapters devoted to biology history art and English among others each topic approached with Karl's inimitable combination of innocent wonder and down to earth wisdom Full color throughout the book is illustrated with Karl's hand drawn cartoons and comic strips and it features e mail contributions from a host of celebrities and experts who Karl has uizzed to further his knowledge.

10 thoughts on “Karlology

  1. Mia Mia says:

    I think the problem with this book is in order to appreciate Karl's humour you probably have to have listened to the Ricky Gervais podcasts or the old Xfm radio shows but if you HAVE listened to those you probably will have already heard most of the anecdotescontemplations in this book There were a few things I really did enjoy though The additional What I've learnt tidbits from people such as Noel Fielding Russell Brand etc The illustrations The whimsical format The addition from Suzanne at the end we really don't hear enough from her do we?Not a bad book but I'm a little confused as to its audience Perhaps fans of An Idiot Abroad who haven't heard the podcast?

  2. Ramybe Ramybe says:

    Le Petite Prince has grown up

  3. Chris Greensmith Chris Greensmith says:

    “Most pirates had one eye one leg and a hook for a hand I don’t know why people feared them If they were around today they’d be registered disabled and would be entitled to so many benefits they wouldn’t have to mess about looking for treasure chests”

  4. Atti Atti says:

    I like reading Karl's thoughts and perspectives of different concepts It was a very funny book

  5. Jay Jay says:

    Karl Pilkington is a fascinating human being After listening to every XFM show he produced with Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant I moved onto the globally popular podcasts they created shortly after they left XFM in 2005 After this I scrounged up every interview mini podcast and video blog I could find in which Karl could be found Finally I moved onto written media Karlology is that bookIf you're a fan of the radio shows or podcasts but haven't read this book add it to your to do list There are plenty of never before mentioned extracts from Karl's little round head that are sure you make you laugh or at least raise an eyebrow or twoLiving a reserved humble life in Manchester Karl was told by his teachers that he'd never amount to much look at him now eh? His ambitions are small he enjoys the little things in life and has free time than any man should But we should be glad because that's the reason we get magically naive statements such as Jesus didn’t use up enough of the fish when he had the chance If he’d given everyone around five fish the sea level would have dropped This book is a compendium of tiny brain pickings from a man who sees the world in a beautifully pure way Of course if you're already a Karl fan you know exactly why you love him in which case you should already own this bookIf on the other hand 'An Idiot Abroad' is your only exposure to this Northern treasure then you have a long journey ahead of you Whether you listen to the podcasts or radio shows you'll end up at 'Karlology' eventually Karl is very ish If Jaffa Cakes were human Karl would be one but people wouldn't eat him they'd listen to his ramblings like an ancient tribal elder around a campfire This analogy kind of got away from me a little bit ANYWAYYou may wonder after all this why I only gave it a 3 star review Well as brilliant as Karlology is it's rather strange to read a well thought out semi planned book by Pilkers He's at his best when he's being asked uestions on the spot and giving raw answers from the top of his uniuely orange shaped head Nonetheless if you've virtually exhausted Karl's audio library this book is a great place to visit next or if you just want some of Karl's thoughts in the shape of a bookIf you like Karl you'll love 'Karlology' If you don't like Karl you're not human

  6. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    This is Karl's third book He's written as many books as he's read Well he's done it again Another corking book filled with the drivel we've all come to love to read on the can Some of the genius is missing as Ricky and Steves' voices are absent and when the three are together the drivel reaches bold new heights of idiocy But Karl's lone voice speaking his theories uninterrupted without Ricky's voice saying Karl Karl Karl where did you get this from? What do you mean the monkey drove to Spain? make for a much stranger but still brilliant read In this book Karl goes for a MENSA test goes to an exhibition of the human body featuring real life dead human bodies and we get the confrontation we've all been waiting for Karl meets his brain And of course there's also some monkey news thrown in If you've been following Karl through all the media over the years XFM podcasts audiobooks the occasional documentary some of the stuff in here are things he's already mentioned however here he's allowed to elaborate on his thoughts and also poses some new ones too His drawings are always charming and the design of this book is really top notch Suzanne even throws in a touching afterword He makes me laugh every day she says Long live Karl

  7. Ben Ben says:

    Karl never fails to make me laughThis might be an outlandish thing to say but could Karl be considered a genius? Like Ricky Gervais once said You're one of the cleverest blokes in some ways that I know It's like you follow the sub plot which is uite an interesting thing Karl's perspective on any subject always differs greatly from anybody else's and whilst his responses are usually dismissed as nonsense when returning to what was said in hindsight Karl's answer is actually uite trueTo truly have a grasp of who Karl Pilkington is and what he's about I strongly advise that you listen to some of the XFM radio shows from around 2002 2005 you can find categorised episodes on YouTube featuring Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant Not only are they absolutely hilarious but some of what is discussed is uite thought provoking in a sense and I enjoy listening to the shows in the background especially on a commuteFor a book that made me chuckle and snicker throughout I think it's deserving of a solid five star rating

  8. Danielle Danielle says:

    I love Karl Pilkington so I knew I would like this book I loved reading Karl's thoughts on various subjects relating to the places he was visiting and also learning a little about his school days My favourite thing to hear Karl's opinions about are animals I love how deeply he thinks into everything about them and how his points seem to make no sense whatsoever but when you actually think about them they kind of do In some parts of the book it did feel completely pointless but that is just part of Karl's charm This book made me giggle throughout and is great if you just want something to amuse you if you don't want to have to concentrate too hard

  9. Brian Stanton Brian Stanton says:

    Very funny and stupid in eual measures Karl's theories and thoughts on the world and his stories are brilliant From the state of his school and education to his observation of his holiday rep trying to sell him day trips to the leather shop and the cheese shop Karl is brilliantly funny Definitely worth a read and it won't take you long

  10. Lisa Lisa says:

    Karl Pilkington the nation's favourite idiot attempts to expand his knowledge and mostly comes up flummoxedAs funny as it is stupid this provided welcome relief after some rage making reading material with me interrupting my boyfriend at least once every couple of pages to read stuff out to him sniggering all the while

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