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The World of Karl Pilkington


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The World of Karl Pilkington by Karl Pilkington
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"Not my favourite"
3 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

It's mostly transcripts of the podcasts and not much else besides. But, if you're an avid fan, it's a must have.

"So funny you'll cry!"
5 stars"
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Absolutely brilliant. If you're a fan of The Office and Extra's and if you know who Karl Pilkington is then you will be absolutely delighted and satisfied with this book! It's full of random bits of fluff from inside Karls head, egged on by Ricky and Steve, including pictures, stories, theories, diary entries and transcripts of the best bits of the Ricky Gervais podcasts. Fantastic!

"This book had my partner in stitches!"
4 stars"
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I havent read it myself, but my partner is a huge Ricky Gervais/Karl Pilkington fan, and he loves this book. Its a quick, easy read, and the illustrations and extras are great too.


A collection of the best moments from the 'Ricky Gervais Show' podcasts -- the world's number one podcast -- with additional musings and original drawings by Karl Pilkington, the show's unlikely star. Karl Pilkington, the Confucian like savant of the Ricky Gervais Podcast show, has led an extraordinary and curiously individual life. As a kid growing up in Manchester he regularly missed school to accompany his parents on caravanning holidays and left without collecting his exam results: his family weaned him well. His father once crashed a train into Manchester Central Station, his mother shaved one of their cats after it kept being sick and his uncle slept in a dinghy instead of a bed -- genes, some acolytes say, which have contributed to his cryptic views on life. Pilkington's is a brilliant mind, locked inside a perfectly round head, and uncluttered by the unhelpful constraints of logic or common sense; factors that have lead him to such dazzling insights as 'you never see old men eating Twix bars' or that the 'Diary of Anne Frank' was 'an Adrian Mole sort of thing'.

In this pithy and hilarious book, Karl is in conversation with (the often bewildered) Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the writers and stars of 'The Office' and 'Extras', outwitting even these comedy Goliaths with his take on such contentious issues as charity, the lack of Chinese homeless people, reincarnation, the rights of monkeys and favourite superpowers. Featuring Karl's original illustrations, imaginative scribblings and the best conversations of the first twelve podcasts, this is a unique trip into the world of one of our most innovative thinkers, visionaries and prophets, or as Gervais and Merchant know him, 'the funniest man alive in Britain today'.

Author Biography

Karl Pilkington is a radio producer previously best known for producing The Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm. After leaving Xfm, Pilkington has reached an international audience through his appearances with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant on the 'Ricky Gervais Show' podcast. He lives in London; this is his first book.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2008
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United Kingdom
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