PDF (Gagged by Richard Asplin) by Richard Asplin
This book is subtitled A thriller with jokes but I m afraid I didn t find it very thrilling and the jokes must have gone over my head I read 82 ages too so I did give it a reasonable innings maybe suffered from too many characters syndrome Lord knows I can t handle very manyanyway it s something about Haunted Marion, Ohio peopleitching new hit television sitcoms to other Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers, people and someone got murdered twoeople I think and also there were some other This is without a doubt by far THE worst book I ve ever been unfortunate enough to ick up I was looking for a novel that featured intelligent witty humour What I got was a ile of stale lame completely unfunny crap It s billed as wacky and hilarious I d like to wack it alright It s actually Protectors of the Stars (Theias Moons, painful to read even from the beginning but I wanted to give it a chance see if it got any better so Ilodded onIt doesn t get better one of the jokes were funny the only time you ll laugh is at realizing the idiocy of what the author s trying to The Total Fishing Manual (Field Stream) pull No well read booklover would even crack a smile The writing style is garbled the characters are flat and thelot is far too unintelligible and convoluted I kept being astonished that this set of words actually got approved by a ublisherDon t waste your time icking up this one or God forbid your money on buying it Unless you want to give it to someone you dislike I am delighted that I Informing the Future picked up this book from a charity shop Not because it meant I got to read this book but because at least that way it only cost me 2 uid and Oxfam can hopefully use that money to improve levels of human happiness somewhere in the world and in so doing offset the misery and suffering I endured thanks to my inexplicable decision tolough through this novel to the endLet s start with a relative strength of the book the Dragons Do Eat Homework (The Bailey School Kids Jr. Chapter Book, plot This is out of the Blues Brothers mould whereby a diverse range ofeople and groups ranging from actors reporters mafia wiseguys comedians are all caught up in Don Silver the Vice President of Comedy at Mercury Studios is in very deep trouble indeed He's been behind so many disastrous ilots that he's earned the nickname 'Buddy Holly' If he doesn't find a hit sitcom and fast it'll be goodbye to the bourbon broads and BMWs of his Beverly Hills lifestyle and he'l.
PDF (Gagged by Richard Asplin) by Richard Asplin
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Hat joke is so lame kind of way However the book in itself is still supposed to be actually funny Unfortunately the gags in the narration are every bit as weak flat and try hard as the in universe naff jokesCompare Bakery insurance fraud What was it Did you knead the dough deliberately satirically ainful Someone takes their mind off splitting up with their boyfriend by 16 v ja haku päällä playing miniature golf So Al sat forty eight years old unemployed gay and alone Playing with his balls justlain old The Malbim Esther painfulThe writing is for the mostart merely mediocre but occasionally crosses into jarringly dire Try this line on for size The costume was exactly three sizes too small and about five hundred rediculitres units too ridiculous OK inventing a surreal unit to uantify ridiculousness not a bad concept for a joke But wouldn t such a unit derived from the word ridiculous be ridiculitres not rediculitres And wouldn t it be ridiculitres not the leaden unnecessary ridiculitre units let alone the outright ungrammatical ridiculitres unitsThis isn t the only example of editing as Moonchild poor as the writing words are used to mean things they don t meanunctuation is misused one character changes name from Rob to Bob and back to Rob within a few Constructing Effective Criticism pages It s like the editor couldn t even be bothered and I can hardly blame themI originally wrote this review for having never reviewed anything on there before or since but this book stood out as so especially dismal I felt it a necessaryublic service to warn unsuspecting readers Overall this is definitely one of the worst books I have ever read I can t decide whether to give it straight back to the charity shop so that they can get another two uid to help the oor and starving or whether it would be a greater service to humanity to burn it and spare anybody else the misfortune of reading it Abandoned when I got my hands on the last Ian RankinI will come back to it as the TV refernces to 70 s and 80 s UK Tv struck a chor. Is where Ben Busby comes in A young British comic simply gagging to break into television he's just met two Americans who seem very keen on hiring him Ben's beside himself with excitementHowever Melvin's beside him with a gunIn the million dollar world of the American sitcom you could die laughing No jo.
He same farcical criminal tangle initially unaware of each others interests and all coming together at the climax The twists and reveals such as there were were generally easy to see coming from 100 ages out but at least there was enough complexity of Hall of Mirrors plotting to achieve a moderateage turning ualityNow for the bad Characterisation was toe curlingly shallow If there is a cliche or stereotype in the world these characters embodied it Electric Machines and Power Systems perfectly Hollywood execs take coke and screw naive actresses in casting sessions young Californian men look like surfers and say man and dude in every sentence while their valley girl counterparts go shopping and say like too often cops are lazy and eat donuts Mafia guys talk about New Joisey capische Mexican guys talk like theeees my freneople from the US South dress like cowboys and listen to Tammy Wynette reporters are upset if Jon Stanton Series - Three Thrillers (White Angel Murder people die only because they didn t catch it on camera I could go on and onIt s so lazy I can t even find the energy to find it offensive Presumably the author thinks he isarodying or satirising these stereotypes but with no aspect of subversion exaggeration or surrealism injected into these two dimensional cliches I fail to see how he is doing anything with the stereotypes except trotting them outThe main The Fundamental 5 protagonist meanwhile is a bland limp beta male too dismal to generate any empathy From the outset you basically want him to shut up grow up and sort his life out It s therefore very difficult to remotely care for his safety or root for his success as he gets drawn into the danger and conspiracyIf there s anything worse than the characters it s the jokes Here s the thing The basic conceit of the book is our mainrotagonist is an aspiring stand up comic sitcom writer who is awful and the secondary The Gate — Things my Mother told me. protagonist is a Hollywood exec who commissions awful TV comedy We are therefore treated to excerpts of deliberately bad comedy which we are supposed to laugh at in a haha L be out on his freshly irrigated arseAward winning comedy writer Melvin Medford has alan to help Don out So he's nerdier than Bill Gates in a Red Dwarf T shirt at a Terry Pratchett signing; so he hasn't itched an idea in ages; so his lan borders on the Wastin Away psychotic no matter at least he has alanWhich.