Robin Ince's Bad Book Club: One man's quest to uncover the books that taste forgot

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Little, Brown Book Group, Jul 1, 2010 - Humor - 288 pages
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Is hideous prose and ghastly poetry more fabulous than great literature? Determined to find out, award-winning comedian Robin Ince has spent most of the 21st century rummaging through charity shops, jumble sales, and even the odd skip to compile the defining collection of the world's worst inadvertently hilarious books.

This book will guide you through the hinterland of celebrity autobiography, unearthing underappreciated classics such as those by It Ain't Half Hot Mum's Don Estelle and the brother of a former PM (MAJOR MAJOR). It offers a detailed study of romance sub-genres, from the equine (DIAMOND STUD) to the gynaecological (SIGN OF THE SPECULUM). And it will prove invaluable to anyone who wants to know THE SECRETS OF PICKING UP SEXY GIRLS.

Above all, the Book Club is a manual - almost a life guide - training you up for membership of the Grand Order of Curators of Books That Should Never Have Been. Join the club.

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User Review  - elliepotten - LibraryThing

I picked this up on a whim after chortling my way through a segment about it on a TV Book Club episode ages ago, and happily my instinct was right - it was so much fun to read! Basically Robin Ince ... Read full review

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User Review  - psiloiordinary - LibraryThing

I always think that enthusiasm is a generally good characteristic, but combine this with a love of science a respect for reality and being otherwise daft as a brush and Robin Ince would be a good ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Robin Ince is an award winning comedian and writer. He won the Time Out Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy for his show The Book Club which was also nominated for a British Comedy Award and hailed by The Observer as 'the outstanding literary event of the Edinburgh Festival'.

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